By Manfred Gerstenfeld
Aerial view of Temple Mount, Jerusalem, by Andrew Shiva via Wikipedia
BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 553, August 6, 2017
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Major Palestinian riots erupted in response to the placement of metal detectors at the entrance of the Temple Mount, with the Palestinian inciters falsely claiming that the al-Aqsa Mosque is in danger. This form of action might serve as a model for future riots even if Israel signs a peace agreement with the Palestinians. As Israel’s concessions in such an agreement would be irreversible, the threat of easy-to-incite riots makes the prospects for peace even more remote.