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Israeli-Palestinian conflict was always about religion

To the editor: Anyone who thinks the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is just now starting to turn into a religious one doesn't understand the true nature of the conflict. It is and always has been a religious conflict between the Jews and the Muslim world. ("Israeli-Palestinian conflict shifts ominously toward religious war," Nov. 21) Muslim countries from Egypt in the Arab world to Malaysia in Southeast Asia despise Israel, and it has nothing to do with the Palestinians and everything to do with Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. The simple fact that most people don't want to face is that this conflict has nothing to do with refugees, the right of return of Palestinians,...

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