Jerusalem became a very debatable topic
ever since the aftermath of World War II. UN formed country Israel which
started to cause a lot of problems and conflicts in the Middle East. It took
thousands of lives and made the whole region around the holy place very
unstable. Today it is especially important because of a recent event when president
of United States, Donald J. Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
This had a big feedback from a lot of Muslim countries. There was even an
attempt of a terrorist attack in New York, USA. Jerusalem has always been a
holy site for all three major religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
always been significant to Christians because it is the place of Jesus Christ’s
death and burial. In Orthodox Christianity it is believed that every year on
the Easter fire forms on the grave of Jesus which is then distributed all
around the world. In addition, they believe that the fire won’t burn them and
some even believe that fire represents a peaceful year.
hold history of 4000 years with Jerusalem. The holy site is Western Wall, built
by King Solomon in the 10th century BCE to support the Temple Mount.
People can pray to this wall but what really is considered the holiest site for
Jews is the temple inside. During prayers, men and women are separated to stay
fully focused on God. It is believed by Jews that if one writes a wish and/or a
prayer and place it on/in the wall, it will come true.
have been also dominating the territory for centuries. The Dome of the Rock,
that stand in Jerusalem since 960, is the 3rd holiest place for
Muslims. It was built to commemorate Isra – Muhammad’s spiritual trip from
Mecca to Jerusalem to Heaven on a magical horse. The mosque was also built
during the time Mecca was taken by rebels so people were preying in Jerusalem.
all three major religions are considering Jerusalem a holy site, it should be
an international territory. However, neither of the sides let go of their end
of the tie despite the fact that they all worship the same God of Abraham and
Moses. Yet, big political figures such as presidents of developed countries
definitely should not encourage either of the side to an extant that would
start a bigger war.