Thoughts on Religion, Identity and the Middle East – Mughrabi Gate: Archeology and Identity Politics

Middle East scholar David Hulme has an interesting blog on the question of how identity, ideology and other moral issues in society fuel the Middle East conflict. Particularly interesting, in the light of recent events, are his thoughts on the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians over the Israeli reconstruction of a ramp leading to the Mughrabi Gate, adjacent to the Jewish holy site, the Western Wall in Arab-Israeli Conflict over the Mughrabi Gate and When Archeology is Made Political

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