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Jerusalem: Center of Faith--Or Apocalyptic Trigger?
Jerusalem is under assault. In Western diplomatic circles, it is now being argued that by pushing hard for a Middle East settlement, with the redivision of Jerusalem at its core, the flames of radical Islamic rage will be lowered, stemming the tide of al-Qaeda's ideological spread. Yet the exact opposite is true. Radical Islam is fed by its sense of victory in the face of repeated withdrawals: a redivision of Jerusalem would not only endanger its holy sites, but also unleash new jihadist momentum on a scale that most political leaders have not begun to consider.
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.