From shared Muslim−Jewish holy sites and feasts to exclusivity claims, the case of Jerusalem


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model, holy sites, religious customs, Jews, Muslims, Jerusalem


Below I discuss two models of Jerusalem’s holy sites and religious costumes: joint Jewish-Muslim shrines and the divided one. The joint model emerged in the late 19th century in direct relation to endorsing modernization and developing local patriotism. The escalating Zionist – Palestinian conflict since the late 1920s produced the separated holy sites model. Jeru[1]salem is the arena where the two models expressed forcefully due to its high religious status and national centrality.