Inner Connections

Did Newton Predict the State of Israel?

By John Chambers

The poet Yehuda Amichai wrote, “The air over Jerusalem is saturated with prayers and dreams,” and these outpourings of human longing are nowhere more evident than around the Temple Mount in East Jerusalem. Here the three great monotheistic religions of the world—Islam, Judaism, and Christianity—confront each other in uneasy alliance. On one side of the plateau, the Dome of the Rock shelters a craggy piece of limestone marking the site where the temples of Solomon and Jerusalem once stood. From this rock’s scarred surface, Muhammad…

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