FATHER, SON, STONE by Allan H. Goodman


Why did Moshe Dayan return the Temple Mount to the Muslim Authority immediately after the Six-Day War?


Father, Son, Stone blends history and mystery to reveal the secret of the most controversial religious site in Jerusalem–known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.


In the year 2035, a grandfather and his grandson enter the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount. The grandfather, speaking Arabic, tells his grandson why Jews no longer pray at the Western Wall.


The grandfather's story begins in 1967 during the Six-Day War, with three Israeli paratroopers fighting in the battle for Jerusalem. The tale continues fifty years later, in 2017, after a catastrophic event near the Temple Mount brings together the same three men—now the Prime Minister of Israel, a Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, and a Mossad agent. As the crisis unfolds, the three seek to discover the reason behind mysterious events that occurred on the Temple Mount during the Six-Day War. The truth, when finally revealed, changes Jerusalem, and the people who live there, forever.


Read the first chapters of Father, Son, Stone.







Allan H. Goodman is a judge, a mediator, and an arbitrator.

He lives in Rockville, Maryland.




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