U.S. Ambassador: Yerushalayim Under Israeli Rule a “Model for Coexistence” 

Raphael Ahren reports for TOI that U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said Monday that when “you look at Jerusalem under the sovereignty of the Israeli government, how it’s been able to maintain the openness that it’s had – rather than a place of conflict, it’s actually the model for coexistence in the world.”
“The Old City of Jerusalem is all of one square kilometer, and yet it houses the most holy places for two of the three major religions and a very holy place for the third. And Jerusalem over the past 51 years now has become a place like it’s never been before. It’s a place where people who want to worship at the Kotel [the Western Wall], al-Aqsa [mosque] or the Church of the Holy Sepulcher all can do so with freedom of worship, most of the time without fear of violence. And that’s a model for the world to appreciate.”
Ahren reports that Friedman also hailed robust Israeli-American intelligence ties. “There are people in the United States today who are safe, who are alive, because of intelligence cooperation that Israel has provided to the United States.”
{Matzav.com Israel}


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