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Jerusalem: Flashpoint for Regional & Global Conflict

In recent months, there have been near-daily reports of political violence in Jerusalem, the world's most hotly contested city. It is the 'volcanic core' of the Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab conflicts. How do the Palestinian and Israeli narratives regarding Jerusalem differ and how does that impact their shared use of the city? What are the circumstances that have made Jerusalem so extremely volatile at this particular moment?

Join New America NYC for a conversation about the diplomatic, legal and historical issues related to Jerusalem with author Robert Wright and Daniel Seidemann, the world's leading expert on the city's history and politics.


Lisa Goldman
Director, Israel-Palestine Initiative, New America @lisang


Daniel Seidemann
Attorney and world renowned expert on Jerusalem @DanielSeidemann

Robert Wright
Author, The Evolution of God and Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny Future Tense Fellow, New America robertwritghter

Special thanks to our co-sponsor, the New Israel Fund.