This timely book offers the first authoritative history of the fraught diplomatic relations surrounding the Holy City of Jerusalem. Against the background of renewed violence in and around Jerusalem, this book explores the complicated origins of the current diplomatic impasse. Why the question of Jerusalem is so intractable. Why it has outlasted almost every other political dispute as a focus for diplomatic wrangling and collective violence. And what the prospects for resolution are.
Meticulously researched, and written with humanity and elegance, this book offers an illuminating contribution to the effort to achieve a lasting negotiated settlement of a tragic conflict that affects us all.
Includes many maps and 8 pages of photos.
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