© 2006

Identity, Ideology, and the Future of Jerusalem

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David Hulme
    Pages 1-6
  3. David Hulme
    Pages 7-33
  4. David Hulme
    Pages 35-49
  5. David Hulme
    Pages 67-126
  6. David Hulme
    Pages 127-177
  7. David Hulme
    Pages 179-190
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 191-205

About this book


Using recalled personal history to examine the crucial place that Jerusalem has occupied in the identity and ideology core of fourteen key Palestinian and Jewish/Israeli leaders in the Arab-Zionist impasse, this fascinating study explores the roles of identity and ideology in preventing or promoting a resolution between Israel and the Palestinians.


conflict identity ideology information Israel political psychology psychology

About the authors

DAVID HULME is President of Vision Media Productions (VMP), based in Pasadena, California, USA.

Bibliographic information


'Few cities in world history are the focus of continuing conflict and concern, and perhaps none have been as preoccupying as Jerusalem. It is the site of religious and political strife, ideological and identity tensions - what Hulme refers to as 'one of the world's most perplexing political and humanitarian problems.' While those problems will have to be solved in the political arena, a reading of this book clarifies the potential for resolution. It is a magisterial work, one that will surely serve as a reference for years to come.'

- James N. Rosenau, University Professor of International Affairs, The George Washington University

'No city in the world has so many imagined residents deeply attached to it as Jerusalem. Through Jewish and Arab key actor biographies, David Hulme's rich and original work illuminates Jerusalem as an identity symbol and explains why it is so difficult to find a solution to the contested city.'

- Menachem Klein, Senior Lecturer in Political Science, Bar-Ilan University (Israel)