Notes 3.1 - • “Notables” = prominent Arab families...

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Notes 3.1 1929 – Wailing Wall Disturbances/Riots Argument between the Jews and Muslims over who has access to the wall – most significant wall in the world o The only remaining wall of the ancient temple mount o Where Jews have prayed at since 70 CE when the second temple was destroyed o Where Muhammad tethered his winged horse “el-Burakh” in his journey from Medina to Jerusalem o Divine/Supernatural journey, because Muhammad never left the Arabian peninsula o El-Aqsa = the farthest, although it never explicitly says Jerusalem but that has been the interpretation for thousands of years Temple mount is a major nationalist symbol for Jews Muslim attachment to Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount) is very strong o Starts developing in 1920’s
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Unformatted text preview: • “Notables” = prominent Arab families • Rashid Haladi = professor at Columbia, most well known Palestinian historian • Mufti seen as first hero of Arab nationalism o Seen by Zionists as chief villain • Ahad Ha-Am wanted to renew Judaism, not in a religious sense, but in a more spiritual sense • Dr. Judah Magnus • General Zionist – leader was Chaim Weitzman o Instrumental in Balfour Declaration o Not religious or hard-line nationalist or sot, just believed in tolerance o Just wanted western style democracy there • General Zionists A and General Zionists B • Among Arabs there were also formations of parties o Muslim Christian Association o Independent Party o...
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