In defense of my visit to Jerusalem
'In front of a landscape that awakened so much resonance in my memory, what I felt above all was the calm certainty of having done what I had to do,' says Spanish novelist Antonio Munoz Molina about his trip to the Holy City.
I was sitting in the sun on the terrace at Mishkenot Sha’ananim on a February afternoon, and the towers of the Old City of Jerusalem, the rough vegetation of the hill, the foggy landscape behind it extending to the Dead Sea, gave me the precise feeling of being in Granada, looking at the Alhambra. A day or two earlier − it was...
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