Turkish Journal of International Relations

Turkish Journal of International Relations

Volume 1, Number 4, Winter 2002


Jerusalem: Between the Local and Global
By Saliba Sarsar



Many famous cities (e.g., Carthage, Petra, Athens, Rome, Baghdad, Cairo, Istanbul, Beijing, Paris, St. Petersburg, and Washington, D.C.) have dotted the civilization landscapes, but none stands out more famous or sacred as Jerusalem. Yet, its fame and sacredness have not saved it from conquerors or hegemonic designs and from bloodshed and conflict. The cycle of violence in its life today is truly a déjà vu experience.

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