17 mai 2018

Cohabitation in the Old City: Four communities vie for territory inside hallowed walls


A visit to Jerusalem’s Old City offers a glimpse of the diversity of this culturally rich metropolis and insight into the uneasy cohabitation of the communities that share this sliver of sacrosanct ground. Entry through Damascus Gate  – the portal to the souk and the Arab Quarter of the Old City  – requires passing in front of three security stations with a phalanx of uniformed, machine-gun-toting, steely-eyed soldiers at each one. Unconsciously, one adopts an imperceptible protective hunch, [...]