The Politics of Sacred Space: The Old City of Jerusalem in the Middle East Conflict

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2002 - Social Science - 185 pages
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Sacred to three traditions, the Old City of jerusalem is the Gordian knot at the centre of the Middle East Conflict. This book explores how religious and political interests compete for control of this sacred space, and how that comptition affects the Middle Eat peace process.
 

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Contents

The Background to the Struggle
17
The Role of Israeli Settler Groups
39
Religious Endowments
75
The Growing Role of the Laity
105
The Old City and the Peace Process
139
Bibliography
171
Index
177
About the Book
185
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