The 3rd holiest Muslim site in the world. Non-muslims are not allowed to enter. Only the women are allowed inside to pray. The men pray at a separate mosque in the same complex (al-Aqsa), and are only permitted to visit the Dome at certain times for a look-see.
Both Sides of the Fence December 20th 2006 Well it's that time of year when one pigs out and gets merrily pissed. I'd like to wish a Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year to all my family, friends, workmates, fellow travellers and bloggers.
It kind of felt appropriate that I spent the lead-up to the holiday season in the Holy Land.
I loved walking around the different quarters (Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Armenian) in the Old Ci ... read more
Middle East » Israel » Jerusalem District » Jerusalem Following World War II, the British withdrew from their mandate of Palestine, and the UN partitioned the area into Arab and Jewish states, an arrangement rejected by the Arabs. Subsequently, the Israelis defeated the Arabs in a series of wars without... ... read more