A new way for me to look at Jerusalem and all of the religious tension between Jews and between everyone:
Perhaps the third return and rebuilding of Israel is to teach the Jews about tollerance, acceptance, and compassion in order to truly become ‘one people’. Only then can we achieve world peace with the other peoples of the world.
Perhaps the term “chosen people” really means that God has chosen us to be the pursuers of peace.
And perhaps when this occurs, we can all experience a true messianic era.
(These views are a collaboration of two other classmates and myself)