A History of Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths by Karen Armstrong

By Karen Armstrong

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‘A background of Jerusalem will be learn, not just by way of travelers and power visitors in Jerusalem, yet by means of all of us.’ Stephen Tummin, day-by-day Telegraph

Jerusalem has most likely solid extra of a spell over the human mind's eye than the other urban within the world.

Held via believers to comprise the location the place Abraham provided up Isaac, where of the crucifixion of Christ and the rock from which the prophet Muhammed ascended to heaven, Jerusalem has been celebrated and respected for hundreds of years via Jews, Christians and Muslims. Such is the symbolic energy of this old urban that its destiny prestige poses an important main issue to a complete nearby peace within the heart East.

In this accomplished and assuredly written paintings, Karen Armstrong lines the turbulent historical past of the town from the prehistoric period to the current day.

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The pace of change is slow and you may have to go over the same ground several times. Don't ever bring a gift before a deal is concluded, it may be considered as a bribe; bribes are prohibited and also highly offensive. Watch your language; Saudis are offended by swearing. Do not make social enquiries about a Saudi's wife or female members of his family. Avoid over-familiarity, such as using a Saudi's first name at initial meetings, unless requested to do so by the Saudi. For more details see Chapter 4, page 69.

Possession of even small amounts can bring a prison sentence. Murder, adultery and homosexual acts can be punished by the death penalty. In some cases of accidental death the family of the victim may accept 'blood money'. Adultery cases require four male witnesses, hearsay is not accepted as evidence. The public practice of any religion by Islam is prohibited, and can result in a prison sentence, fines and deportation. Attempts to convert Muslims to another religion are prohibited. Non-Muslims are barred from entering mosques.

He holds all executive power. Page 18 Crown Prince Abdullah, brother of King Fahd, Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard. Second Deputy Prime Minister Also Minister of Defence and Aviation, and Inspector General: Prince Sultan, brother of King Fahd. Council of Ministers Appointed by the King. Consultative Council Majlis Ash-Shura, set up in 1992. The sixty members of the Council are appointed by the king. The Council has no legislative powers and its recommendations are not binding.

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