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.

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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...