This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book provides an analytical platform for further research by recording and analyzing a series of case studies regarding conflicts in holy places that took place in one region—Palestine/Israel. It compares these conflicts to similar cases from other regions and discusses the methods of conflict resolution. The book analyzes a Jewish settler group in Jerusalem that took over a Palestinian-owned cave, declaring it a holy site associated with a medieval Jewish sage, Nachmanides. It focuses on the conspicuous dispute over the building of a Jewish-owned Museum of Tolerance (MOT) on part of the land of the historic Mamilla Cemetery. The book represents a series of conflicts over domination at shared saint tombs. It also examines an intra-Arab dispute in Nazareth related to the character of this Christian holy city, now dominated by a 70 percent Muslim population.