By Karen Armstrong

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‘A background of Jerusalem can be learn, not just through travelers and strength travelers in Jerusalem, yet by way of all of us.’ Stephen Tummin, day-by-day Telegraph

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

Held via 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 by means of Jews, Christians and Muslims. Such is the symbolic energy of this historic urban that its destiny prestige poses an enormous quandary to a accomplished nearby peace within the center East.

In this complete and assuredly written paintings, Karen Armstrong lines the turbulent background of the town from the prehistoric period to the current day.

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What I told the Americans, and I repeat it: “Don’t expect us to continue to live with the process of restraint. ”’112 It was not only the Israeli right talking up war. 113 Claims widely publicised in the West that Saddam Hussein had secret stockpiles of biological and chemical weapons were exploited to good effect by Sharon, with the Prime Minister playing up the supposed anti-Semitism of the regime and Israel’s uncomfortable proximity to Iraq. All of this flew in the face of assessments by Israel’s military intelligence, which advised the government that, after more than a decade of sanctions, Iraq was in no position to inflict reprisals on Israel.

Tenet recalled: I was stunned but said nothing … At the Secret Service security checkpoint, I looked back at Perle and thought: What the hell is he talking about? Moments later, a second thought came to me: Who has Richard Perle been meeting with in the White House so early in the morning on today of all days? 99 The neocons were not alone in wanting Saddam Hussein removed. 100 Meetings on Iraq were held in January and February 2001 by the National Security Council, part of the State Department, which O’Neill attended and at which an invasion of Iraq was discussed.

It urged him to abandon the peace process of Oslo and its formula of ‘land for peace’, while advising him on ways to cement his country’s special relationship with the US in the new Cook 01 chap01 25 21/11/07 06:25:23 26 ISRAEL AND THE CLASH OF CIVILISATIONS imperial project. Other key authors included Douglas Feith and David Wurmser, later to be Vice-President Dick Cheney’s adviser on the Middle East. Called A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm, the report proposed ‘rebuilding Zionism’ by ‘weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria’ and ‘removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq’, as well as finding ways to ‘wean the south Lebanese Shia away from Hizballah, Iran, and Syria’ and ‘cultivate alternatives to Arafat’s base of power’ in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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