Israel is doing its utmost to homogenise the city and in doing so has shown that it will go to disastrous lengths to lay claim to the entire city. I have known Jerusalem for almost 50 years and what once made it so special has now largely disappeared. Of course one expects any city to change over such a long period of time but in its quest to make the occupation permanent it has scarred the landscape irrevocably. The city is now a mess of highways, many of its beautiful tree-lined streets have been destroyed and - given a free rein - what would be left of the Arab parts of the city?!
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from the article: Jerusalem, a tale of two cities