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By Karen Armstrong

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‘A historical past of Jerusalem can be learn, not just via guests and power travelers in Jerusalem, yet via all of us.’ Stephen Tummin, day-by-day Telegraph

Jerusalem has most likely forged extra of a spell over the human mind's eye than the other urban within the world.

Held through believers to include the positioning the place Abraham provided up Isaac, where of the crucifixion of Christ and the rock from which the prophet Muhammed ascended to heaven, Jerusalem has been celebrated and respected for hundreds of years through Jews, Christians and Muslims. Such is the symbolic energy of this historic urban that its destiny prestige poses a tremendous challenge to a accomplished local peace within the center East.

In this finished and assuredly written paintings, Karen Armstrong strains the turbulent historical past of town from the prehistoric period to the current day.

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More to come soon— Love, Benja 2 Letter Palestine, Palestine, Palestine August 7, 2002 Dear All, The signs here read ‘‘Amman,’’ and there are billboards with the slogan ‘‘Jordan First,’’ but I’m sure that I’ve stumbled into some sort of Twilight Zone–like Palestinian dimension. I’ve met a legion of Palestinian Jan Bradys. ’’ My own Palestinian Jan Brady is Fadi, a thirty-one-year-old fellow I moved in with a week ago. We live in an apartment across from the university that doesn’t have an address.

It is a process that entails boiling water in a finjan—a little metal pot with a long handle that is used to make coffee—soaking a washcloth in a steaming mug of water, wetting my face with the scalding cloth, lathering up, dipping my Gillette Sensor into the boiled water, and then hacking away at stubble. On a more frequent basis, about every other day, I shower. While the term ‘‘shower’’ implies that I am cleaning myself, it’s 40 Three-Minute Showers and the Heinz Ketchup Eaters 41 really more like I am wetting my body with water.

Sah,’’ or ‘‘correct,’’ Fayez agreed as he nodded his head. The Palestinians and Palestinian-Jordanians that I’ve met in Jordan, including Ali and Adnan, have not received the respect they covet from Israelis, Americans, Jordanians, and the rest of the world. The need for respect here is rooted in questions of identity, perpetuated by an ongoing narrative of discontent and injustice, and reinforced and exacerbated by the conflict’s daily strife and, for some, dissatisfaction with daily life.

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