Yitzhak Reiter lectures in the department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he is also a fellow of the Harry S Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace.
Living together with respect for both the Jewish and Muslim religious and historical
narratives of the holy site is a pre-condition for a successful final negotiation; in the
interim, we should return to the "status quo" of tacit understandings that prevailed
between 1967 and 1996.