Delusions of Jerusalem
The ‘eternal and unified’ Jerusalem is political sloganeering which only demonstrates Israel’s lack of courage to see reality as it is, while condemning the city’s Palestinian population to discrimination and dispossession
Ancient cities abound with myths. This is part of their charm for tourists and locals alike. But when present-day management of a city is bounded by an illusionary portrayal of reality the results are detrimental for city and people alike. In Jerusalem, the city's holiness and mythology do not serve to heal the intense conflict surrounding it. Instead, tragically, myth and conflict combine to perpetuate a cycle...
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