Secretary of State John Kerry quietly presented a U.S. plan for eastern Jerusalem that calls for an international administrative mandate to control holy sites in the area, according to informed Palestinian and Israeli diplomatic sources.
The exact composition of the international mandate is up for discussion, the sources said, but Kerryâ€™s plan recommended a coalition that includes the Vatican, together with a group of Muslim countries such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
The international arrangement is being proposed as a temporary solution for about two to three years while security arrangements in Jerusalem between Israelis and Palestinians are finalized, said the sources....
The Christian Holy sites are already under the administration of the Franciscan Missionaries, 'The Custodian of the Holy Land.' If you ever go to Jerusalem their offices are right inside the Jaffa gate. The Franciscans are a Catholic Order and the Pope chooses the head custodian personally. The custodian does cooperate with the Orthodox partiarchs and that wouldnt change with this agreement. What would change is the administration of the Muslim sites, and Israel would like to keep the Jordanians in that position and not allow other unfriendly nations to participate
Unbelievable. Key words: temporary solution. Talk about trying to strong arm Israel, even take by force, in the name of peace, land once again that belongs to nobody but them, and to have The Muslims and Rome of all groups to become the well meaning bastions of security and peace. The Holy Land was never important to the Muslims until they realized it was important to the Jews. 2-3 years? They'll never get it back if this is ever allowed to happen. I know it's just Kerry here, but he can't be alone. How about the Jews take over the temple mount until the extremists stop killing their women and children?