Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah Shiite movement hold up models of Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock mosque and a cross as they march through the Lebanese capital Beirut on December 11, 2017 in protest against the US president's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah Shiite movement hold up models of Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock mosque and a cross as they march through the Lebanese capital Beirut on December 11, 2017 in protest against the US president's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

To say Jerusalem is important to Christians, Jews and Muslims is an understatement. The city has been been conquered, destroyed and rebuilt over the centuries.

President Donald Trump’s decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is already having violent consequences.

We examine what Jerusalem means to the world and what President Trump’s move means for the possibility of negotiating peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Guests

  • Daniel Estrin Jerusalem correspondent, NPR; @danielestrin
  • Jonathan Schanzer Senior vice president of research, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, author of "State of Failure: Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, and the Unmaking of the Palestinian State;" previously deputy executive director, the Jewish Policy Center; @JSchanzer
  • Shibley Telhami Professor of peace and development, University of Maryland; senior fellow, Brookings Institution; author of "The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East;" @ShibleyTelhami

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