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Eternal City, Eternal Divide: Sarah Wildman on Jerusalem

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Jerusalem, the meeting point of three major religions, is always set aside as the final item to be...

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Image by Sarah Wildman. Jerusalem, 2013.

This discussion aired on Bloggingheads.tv's The Posner Show, March 20, 2013.

Pulitzer Center grantee Sarah Wildman talks about President Obama's trip to Israel with host Sarah Posner.

Why would the building of settlements in the E1 area be a "fatal heart attack" to the prospects for peace? They discuss the settlement-building "swagger" that continues to pervade the new coalition government. Is a third intifada just waiting for a spark to set it off? They highlight the inclusive philosophy of pro-Zionist, pro-peace activist Daniel Seidemann, who runs the NGO Terrestrial Jerusalem.

Plus: How Jerusalem is being Disney-fied through archaeology, and what Jerusalem will Obama see?

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