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Jerusalem explained: The city where three religions collide, and violence is never far away

06 Dec

I lived in Jerusalem for four years in a flat with a fine view of the Mount of Olives, which will supposedly split apart on Judgement Day and the dead in the vast cemetery on its slopes will rise again.

I found parts of the city like the Dome of the Rock exquisitely beautiful but overall it was a city filled with hatred.

One day a nurse was knifed to death at the bottom of Elisha Street where I was living. Several times there were bombs on buses or in markets on Jaffa Road, which lay a couple of hundred yards in the other direction.

The violence ebbed and flowed, never as great as many other cities in the Middle East, but never entirely absent.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/jerusalem-trump-israel-palestine-embassy-city-violence-explained-a8093831.html

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Posted by on December 6, 2017 in Middle East

 

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