World Why Jerusalem is important to three major religions, and other questions answered

11:06  07 december  2017
11:06  07 december  2017 Source:   USA TODAY SPORTS

Trump likely to delay move of U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem: official

  Trump likely to delay move of U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem: official President Donald Trump is likely to waive a requirement that the United States move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, but is weighing other options to make clear his intent to do so eventually, a senior administration official said on Thursday. Trump pledged on the campaign trail last year that he would move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a long-time goal of Republican politicians.But in keeping with recent practice, Trump in June waived the requirement to avoid inflaming tensions in the Middle East.

Why is Jerusalem important in the religion ? It depends on which religion the question refers to. -Qur'an, [Qur'an 17:1] Answer 6 Jerusalem is important to Islam for two major reasons that are tied to each other . None of the three religions think that Jerusalem is important .

Interested in answering Islam related questions . Why is Jerusalem holy to all three religions ? Why is Jerusalem important to the three religions ? Hindus, Bhuddists, Animists and all the other major religions have no special regard for Jerusalem .

A view of the Western Wall and the golden Dome of the Rock Islamic shrine on Dec. 6, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel. © Lior Mizrahi, Getty Images A view of the Western Wall and the golden Dome of the Rock Islamic shrine on Dec. 6, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel.

Jerusalem has for decades been a flashpoint for global tensions as the nexus of three of the world's oldest religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Here are some frequently asked questions about the ancient city.

What does the Bible say about Jerusalem?

For Christians, Jesus, their messiah, died in Jerusalem and came back to life there. They trace his genealogy back to King David, who established the monarchy in Jerusalem and whose descendants, according to the Hebrew Bible, will include the messiah.

Trump likely to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital next week: official

  Trump likely to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital next week: official U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to deliver a speech on Wednesday recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, a move that could upend decades of American policy and further inflame tensions in the Middle East. Two administration officials said on Thursday that even as Trump was considering a controversial declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he was expected to again delay his campaign promise to move the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv.

Jerusalem , the capital city of Israel, is considered a holy city by three major religions : Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. Other important Jewish religious sites in Jerusalem are King David’s Tomb, the Jewish Cemetery, and Tombs of the Prophets.

For information on why Jerusalem is important for Jews, please see the Related Question below. -Qur'an, [Qur'an 17:1] Answer 6 Jerusalem is important to Islam for two major reasons that are tied to each other . What three religions believed Jerusalem was important ?

Jerusalem is one of the main pilgrimage destinations for millions of Christians who visit the empty tomb of Jesus to pray at the site.

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Why is Jerusalem important to three major religions?

Known in Hebrew as Yerushalayim and in Arabic as al-Quds, it is one of the oldest cities in the world.

The religious importance of this city dates to the days of the Old Testament and 1050 B.C. when Israel's King David conquered Jerusalem. His son, Solomon, expanded on the construction David began, raising the Temple on the Mount that would later be finished by Herod. A remnant of a massive, western retaining wall for the temple ruins is now the Wailing Wall or Western Wall of Jewish prayer and pilgrimage.

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  Turkey says recognizing Jerusalem as capital would cause catastrophe A formal U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel would cause catastrophe and lead to new conflict in the Middle East, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Monday. Speaking to reporters after a cabinet meeting, Bozdag, who is also the government spokesman, said Jerusalem's status had been determined by international agreements and that preserving it was important for the peace of the region."The status of Jerusalem and Temple Mount have been determined by international agreements. It is important to preserve Jerusalem's status for the sake of protecting peace in the region," Bozdag said.

Interested in answering Islam related questions . Why is Jerusalem holy to all three religions ? What three major religions are found in Jerusalem ? Why is Jerusalem important to the three religions ? They battled against the Islamic warriors that guarded Jerusalem and other holy lands of Christ.…

It is an important city to three major religions . Why was Jerusalem and the holy land so important to both Muslims and Christians? This is a difficult question to answer , because the reasons for both are so broad!

Close by is the Muslim Dome of the Rock from where Mohammed ascended, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites. Christians travel to Jerusalem to follow the path Jesus walked before the crucifixion and visit the Christian Church of the Holy Sepulchre built by Crusaders in the 12th century over the site of Christ's tomb.

Who owns the city?

Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital, while the Palestinians claim the city’s eastern sector, captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war, as the capital of a future independent state. These rival claims lie at the heart of the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

While Israel controls the city and its government is based there, its annexation of east Jerusalem is not internationally recognized. The international community overwhelmingly says the final status of Jerusalem should be resolved through negotiations.

Contributing: Associated Press

Netanyahu sees EU backing Jerusalem move .
<p>Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he expects European countries to follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as his country's capital.</p>He is in Brussels for talks - the first time an Israeli prime minister has visited the city in more than 20 years.

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