"Klein's excellent survey of these realities and dynamics will
remain an important brief for decision-makers in the future."--"The
Journal of Israeli History"
"A book of considerable weight and an important contribution to
the growing genre of political studies in Jerusalem."
-- Michael Dumper," Journal of Palestine Studies"
Jerusalem, which means "city of peace," is one of the most
bitterly contested territories on earth. Claimed by two peoples and
sacred to three faiths, for the last three decades the city has
been associated with violent struggle and civil unrest. As the
peace negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis reach
their conclusion, the final, and most difficult issue is the status
of Jerusalem. How and to what extent will these two nations share
this city? How will Christians, Muslims and Jews in Jerusalem and
around the world redefine their relationship to Jerusalem when the
dust settles on the final agreement? Will the Israelis and
Palestinians even be able to reach an agreement at all?
Menachem Klein, one of the leading experts on the history and
politics of Jerusalem, cuts through the rhetoric on all sides to
explain the actual policies of the Israelis and Palestinians toward
the city. He describes the "facts on the ground" that make their
competing claims so fraught with tension and difficult to
reconcile. He shows how Palestinian national institutions have
operated clandestinely since the Israelis occupied the eastern half
of the city, and how the Israelis have tried to suppress them.
Ultimately, he points the way toward a compromise solution but
insists that the struggle for power and cultural recognition will
likely continue to be apermanent feature of life in this
complicated, multi-cultural city.
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