Thursday, August 25, 2011 | Categories: |
Dome of the Rock Mosque in Jerusalem - AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen
For the next two weeks And The Winner Is... is featuring a documentary about Jerusalem, one of the most sacred and fascinating cities in the world. Throughout its long history Jerusalem has been besieged, attacked and recaptured numerous times. Nowadays it is a holy city to three major religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam -- and its status is one of the main issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
1998 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the modern state of Israel, and IDEAS host Paul Kennedy thought it would be a good time to re-examine its past and present. His two-part documentary called "The Idea of Jerusalem" was recognized in 1999 with a Bronze Medal at the New York Festivals.