DOI: https://doi.org/10.52510/sia.v3i1.40 UDK: 327.5:316.48](569.4)
Professional paper

While Sarajevo, known as the European Jerusalem, is still coping with the unresolved consequences of war 25 years ago, conflict keeps on raging in Jerusalem of the Holy Land, Al-Quds in Arabic. The recent escalation ignited at the end of Ramadan at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The author is intimately acquainted with the situation in Palestine/ Israel on both sides. Instead of wishful thinking and ideological phantasies, he tunes the picture down to the realities of the conflict. Even for those, who are not directly part of the conflict, but empathize with either side, the implications pose a challenge, as we might have to adjust our commitments: These should not run along the lines of ethnicities or religions. And that, in turn, may be true for other conflicts as well.

Key words: Middle East conflict, Jerusalem, Palestine, Israel, Al-Aqsa Mosque, Gaza, Zionism, misuse of religion(s).

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