The Complete Idiot's Guide to Jerusalem

Front Cover
Penguin, 2004 - History - 320 pages
An ancient city rich with history, tradition, and bloody conflict.

From Biblical times to the present day, this comprehensive guide traces the turbulent history of the city considered sacred by the world's three major monotheistic religions.

? Completely up-to-date, reflecting the continuing conflict between the Palestinians and Israelis, and the role the U.S. has in securing a lasting peace between Jews and Muslims
? Israeli/Palestinian conflict is in the news daily

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Heavenly Real Estate
1
The Old City of the Jews
17
The Christian Old City
31
to crucifixion and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre shared
43
The Secular City
57
Standing on Gods Mountain
71
Birthplace of Christianity
85
City of Allah
97
The Deal that Was Supposed to Guarantee Peace
167
Capital City
169
Long and Twisting Road
181
Caught in the Middle
195
Glimmers of Hope
207
Slaughter on Ben Yehuda Street
219
Roadmap to Peace
231
A Tale of Four Cities
245

A European City
107
Next Year in Jerusalem
119
An Unruly Place
133
Exodus
143
Israel
155
Caught in the Middle the British Hand Off to the UN
161
Life as a Muslim in Jerusalem
257
Life as a Christian in Jerusalem
267
Life in an International City
279
Appendixes
289
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

H. Paul Jeffers has published over 50 works of fiction and nonfiction. A 30-year veteran broadcast journalist, he has worked as a TV news producer and reporter in Boston and a producer/writer/editor for the ABC and NBC radio networks (1964-1988), and is the only person to hold the position of news director at both of New York City's all-news radio stations.

He appears regularly as a commentator on the Fox News channel.

Bibliographic information