The Fight for Jerusalem: Radical Islam, the West, and the Future of the Holy City

The Fight for Jerusalem: Radical Islam, the West, and the Future of the Holy City

by Dore Gold


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ISBN-13: 9781596981027
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 08/24/2009
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 372
Sales rank: 833,320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Dore Gold is author of the newly released The Rise of Nuclear Iran: How Tehran Defies the West and the New York Times bestseller Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism. He is the president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He served as Israel's ambassador to the United Nations from 1997 through 1999, was foreign policy advisor to Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel, has been a diplomatic envoy to the leaders of Egypt, Jordan, the Persian Gulf states, and the Palestinian Authority, and has been intimately involved in Arab-Israeli negotiations. Ambassador Gold, who earned his Ph.D. in International Relations and Middle East Studies from Columbia University, has written numerous books and articles on the Middle East. His articles have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, and the Daily Telegraph. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and two children.

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The Fight for Jerusalem: Radical Islam, the West, and the Future of the Holy City 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Auditman More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best researched books I can remember reading. Dore Gold brings fact after footnoted fact to the argument for Israel maintaining control of Jerusalem. He is very persuasive and feels passionately about the issue. The historical evidence he brings to bear is overwhelming. I felt as if he was making the case for the power of truth and liberty over the tired hatred of a backwards, violent, authoritarian ideology. Our politicians should read this book before trying to "solve" the Middle East problem again.
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BillA More than 1 year ago
Well done, stimulating, informative work on Israel and the Palestinian-Israeli issue. Read it to be much more accurately and better-informed than our media presents. Dispassionate, well-reasoned, fair analysis of the Israeli issue.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
In the first part of this book the religious dimension of Jerusalem is considered. The meaning of Jerusalem for Ancient Israel, for Christianity , and for Classical Islam are accurately and fairly outlined. In the second part of the book which considers the diplomatic struggle over Jerusalem, there is chapter devoted to the Birth of 'Modern Israel', one to 'Jerusalem, the Palestinian Arabs and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan', and one to the 'Arab- Israel Peace Process.' The third and most important section of the book is devoted to Radical Islam and Jerusalem. There is a chapter on 'Destruction of the Holy Sites', one on 'Jerusalem as Apocalyptic Trigger for Radical Islam, one 'The West and the Freedom of Jerusalem'. In this third section of the book Gold gives a short history of the development of Radical Islam. He tells of the Islamic destruction of the religious sites of other faiths, from the largest Buddhist statues in the world in Afghanistan to sites in the heart of the Arab world. He shows how Western diplomatic concessions have not led to moderation but rather an intensification of fanaticism by radical Islamists. He tells the story of the Muslim destruction of important archaeological remains in Jerusalem. He shows how radical Islam's obsession with Jerusalem is another manifestation of the clash of civilizations between radical Islam and other religious faiths and civilizations. The demonstrating of Islamic disrespect and destruction for the Holy Places of others is at the heart of his argument that Jerusalem must remain undivided under Israeli rule. Additional evidence for this claim is given by the Palestinian reaction to Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, and the Shiite Hizbollah's reaction to Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon. Both of these withdrawals did not lead to moderation and peace, but rather to more violence against Israel. Gold shows how the Islamist Palestinians have when given civilian control over a city or area persecuted and led to the exile of its Christians .The most blatant example is Bethlehem which has not simply lost its Christian majority but seen the greatest share of its Christian population leave the City. Gold says that had Israel in September 2000 relinquished control over the Old City of Jerusalem to the Palestinians the result would have been the destruction of a a good share of it. Gold also considers the possibility of internationalization of the Holy City , and provides convincing evidence that the U.N. could not handle this job effectively any more than it handled the job in Rwanda or Bosnia. Gold also points to the inherent prejudice of the U.N. against Israel, and says it could never be a fair and efficient manager of the Holy Sites. This book makes an airtight case for Israel's maintaining exclusive control of the city.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has everything: fast-paced, blow-your-mind scoops, amazing history and, more importantly, the ways to stop a dangerous worldwide campaign that starts in Tehran and Kabul and ends in world war...and which runs right through Jerusalem! I don't think I can ever look at the holy city the same way again. And yet, for all the shocking parts, this turned out to be a thoroughly enjoyable and colorful education about the history of this ancient city, with authority and scholarship behind it. Incredible!!