Jerusalem Behind the News
If you are curious about the news and wish to understand better the Palestinian-Israel conflict, this lecture is for you. Jerusalem is not the focal point in the narratives of both sides, but its future one of the core issues that have to be resolved in Permanent Status agreement. Many experts believe that it is the most difficult issues to resolve.
The talk will cover the main topics which come into the news about Jerusalem. Why is the Temple Mount considered as the most sensitive place in the world? What is the international status of Jerusalem? What is the meaning the terms "East Jerusalem" and "West Jerusalem"? How Israelis and Palestinians see Jerusalem? Why and how was the city divided before 1967 and, also, why an international peace-keeping mission was needed to retrieve a lost teeth prosthesis near the New Gate?