This morning at sunrise in the Old City of Jerusalem, a Palestinian and a Jewess ascended the Temple Mount and proceeded to dance a tango counterclockwise around the Noble Sanctuary. The couple, Mo Salaam y Ahava Levi danced in a close embrace style known as milonguero or salon. Their tango was accompanied by la musica of orquesta Edgardo Donato. The tangos were heard emanating from an iPod attached to a small speaker. The tanda included Triste Amanecer, Mis Pesares, Se Va La Vida, Te Busco, y La Melodia del Corazon. The couple had danced a full circle around the dome by the end of the set and completed their tango para el amor y la paz prayer. Imams and Israeli Police surrounded the two at Ground Zero but hesitated to interrupt their dance. In fact, they seemed to be mesmerized by the swirling man and woman/Muslim and Jew who were no longer two but a perfect ONE. A peace and utter calm descended upon the area during and immediately following the dance. A few moments later, all mayhem broke loose until the couple danced one final song, which again captured the imaginations of all present and put an end to all the loud clapping and shouts of otra más. Mo y Ahava danced with all their souls to Fue Mi Salvación and during this tango, Imams and Israeli police were seen embracing each other to copy several movements of the dancers including a secada, an ocho cortada, and a cunita.
Tomorrow morning, the matter of beginning a mixed milonga for Muslims and Jews on the Temple Mount will be negotiated. It is further rumored that Catholics,+ Pagans, Hindus, Zoroastrians, Buddhists and Baha'i will also be allowed to dance. At the moment, authorities are not willing to permit Atheists or Nuevos on the sacred grounds of the Viejo Ciudad.
+for whom the dj will also play the tango La Novena