What's The Deal With Jerusalem, Anyway?

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Jerusalem is arguably the most contentious city in history. From the Crusades to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, a lot of civilizations and peoples have tried to claim the land. But the recent history of Jerusalem has made the city more than just contentious – it's made it one of the greatest symbols of modern conflict, at the heart of the 50-year-long Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Learn more here:
United Nations. “The Plan of Partition and the End of the British Mandate.” http://www.un.org/Depts/dpi/palestine/ch2.pdf

Al Jazeera America. “Who Owns Jerusalem?” http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/10/30/jerusalem-statusinternationalregime.html

Time. “Why Jerusalem Isn't Viewed as Israel's Capital.” http://time.com/4604739/david-friedman-jerusalem-jewish-israel/

Music tracks courtesy of APM.
Footage and images courtesy of Reuters, Getty and Al Jazeera Media Network Archives.

Presented by: Sana Saeed
Written by: Sana Saeed
Edited by: Holly Gibson
Animations by: Kai Tang
Illustrations by: Kai Tang
Produced by: Sana Saeed

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