Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Battle of the Bulge
This just in from the Jerusalem Post: "A group of Jordanian engineers are due to arrive in Jerusalem next week to repair a large bulge in the Temple Mount's southern wall, which experts believe is in danger of collapsing, a senior Jordanian official said Monday. A year-long dispute between Israel and the Wakf, the Islamic trust which oversees day-to-day maintenance at the site, over who will fix the bulge was circumvented in October with a decision to involve the Jordanian engineers, who inspected and took a sampling of the protruding wall. A report they subsequently issued recommended replacing some of the eroding stones in the 2,000-year-old wall to prevent it from future collapse." (Free subscription required.)

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