economist.com – THE Temple Mount in Jerusalem is one of the world’s most explosive bits of real-estate. It has started to rumble again in recent weeks, with demands by Jewish militants to extend prayer rights, riots by Palestinians and the killing of several Israelis in knife or car-ramming attacks. The Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, blames Israel for stirring a religious war; the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, accuses him of inciting violence; and Jordan’s King Abdullah II has withdrawn his ambassador to Israel.

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