"Jerusalem is the main obstacle and battlefield in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As advisor to Prime Minister Ehud Barak at the 2000 Camp David Summit, I can testify that this was the main reason why the talks failed. This book by two excellent scholars is an excellent introduction for anyone who wants a deep understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and what is happening politically on the ground in Jerusalem."
Moshe Amirav, The Hebrew University Jerusalem
"Jerusalem introduces the city as a battleground where the usual conflicts over land and housing cannot be separated from contested citizenship of residents and broad issues of class and ethnic inequality that appear most concretely at the local scale. Jerusalem is at the same time a neoliberal city, a divided city, and a postcolonial city, and Shlay and Rosen skillfully show how the theories associated with each of these depictions can be used to interpret its development."
John Logan, Brown Universityshow more