Please find below a link to my recent oped in the Times of Israel which describes the mounting tensions at Jerusalem’s Holy Esplanade (Temple Mount / Haram al-Sharif).
The tensions are particularly worrying as we are a month before Passover, two months before Ramadan and three months before commemorating 50 years to the 1967 War. And because they take place with the Obama-Trump transition and its uncertainties (West Bank annexation? Two states?) as backdrop.
Israel, Jordan, the Palestinian leadership and the US can and should act to quell the tensions. This will allow them to focus on the bigger political issues at hand.
Ofer Zalzberg, Times of Israel, 14 March
[Von Ofer Zalzberg ist eine Studie der International Crisis Group zur Zukunft von Jerusalems ‚Heiliger Esplanade‘ (‚Holy Basin‘) als Heft 1/2016 von israel&palästina erschienen.]