‘Tensions’ and ‘History’ in Jerusalem

The New York Times‘ Ethan Bronner and Isabel Kershner (5/9/09) wrote about the Israeli government’s development planin Jerusalem–a “$100 million, multiyear development plan in some of the most significant religious and national heritage sites just outside the walled Old City here as part of an effort to strengthen the status of Jerusalem as its capital.” According to the Times report, this will involvetearing down some Palestinian homes around the city, while at the same time cleaning up other areas and putting up “new signs and displays that point out significant points of Jewish history.” Bronner and Kershner explain the different […]