Tag: Mount of Olives
The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem: Why Continued Israeli Control Is Vital
July 28, 2009 | Nadav Shragai
The Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives, that the Palestinians demand to transfer to their control, is the most important Jewish cemetery in the world. The area has constituted a religious and national pantheon for the Jewish people and the State of Israel, containing the tombs of the illustrious dead of the nation over the course of 3,000 years.