Jerusalem: blood and gold

A holy city for Jews, Christians and Muslims, Jerusalem has a fractured past and an uncertain future. Here, Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of a new biography of the city, speaks to Rob Attar about how it became so special and why it has been beset by violence for thousands of years

A view of Jerusalem's best known landmark the Dome of the Rock, a spectacular shrine on the site where Muhammad is said to have risen to heaven. (Getty Images)

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