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Jerusalem: Correcting the International Discourse
How the West Gets Jerusalem Wrong

Filed under: Israel, Israeli Security, Jerusalem
Publication: eBook Library

The Holy City of Jerusalem is one of the most contentious facets of the Arab-Israel conflict. In this volume, Nadav Shragai, who served as a journalist and commentator at Ha’aretz between 1983 and 2009 and has documented the dispute over Jerusalem for thirty years, offers a fresh perspective that seeks to correct the international discourse on the future of the city.


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About the Author

Nadav Shragai is a senior researcher at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He served as a journalist and commentator at Ha’aretz between 1983 and 2009, is currently a journalist and commentator at Israel Hayom, and has documented the dispute over Jerusalem for thirty years. 

His books include: The “Al-Aksa Is in Danger Libel: The History of a Lie (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, 2012); At the Crossroads: The Story of Rachel’s Tomb (Gates for Jerusalem Studies, 2005); The Temple Mount Conflict (Keter, 1995); and the essay: “Jerusalem Is Not the Problem, It Is the Solution,“ in Mr. Prime Minister: JerusalemMoshe Amirav, ed. (Carmel and Florsheimer Institute, 2005).



Part I – The Dangers of Dividing Jerusalem
Jerusalem: An Alternative to Separation from the Arab Neighborhoods

Part II – Israeli Rights in Jerusalem: Seven Test Cases
1. The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem: Why Continued Israeli Control Is Vital
2. The Palestinian Authority and the Jewish Holy Sites in the West Bank: Rachel’s Tomb as a Test Case
3. The City of David and Archeological Sites
4. The Most Recent Damage to Antiquities on the Temple Mount
5. Building in Jerusalem: – The Sheikh Jarrah-Shimon HaTzadik Neighborhood
6. Protecting the Contiguity of Israel: The E-1 Area and the Link Between
Jerusalem and Maale Adumim
7. The Mughrabi Gate to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem: The Urgent Need for a
Permanent Access Bridge

Part III – Demography, Geopolitics, and the Future of Israel’s Capital
Jerusalem’s Proposed Master Plan

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