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Jerusalem: Divided City

The Conflict

Religion

• Judiasm, Christianity, and Islam all regard Jerusalem as a holy place, central to religious expression.

Political

  • The division of the city following the war and Israel's declaration of statehood has led to the politicization of all aspects of the city.
  • After years of being unwilling to discuss any compromise, Israel, which regards Jerusalem as the capital and the core of Israel, has seemed willing to discuss ways to reach agreement.
  • Israel has not agreed to Palestinian control of East Jerusalem, though they have offered the Palestinians some autonomy within Jerusalem.
  • The Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a new Palestinian state. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

In June 1999 former mayor Teddy Kollek opened the Museum of the Seam in Jerusalem. The museum is unusual because it is situated on the west side of Route 1, the road that...

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