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Who owns Jerusalem?

The holy city of Jerusalem is the scene of a deep-rooted conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. This report talks to people on both sides of the conflict. For them Jerusalem is more than a political disagreement. The city is their home.

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Our documentary joins travel guide Schmuel Kahn, who emigrated from Switzerland to Israel, on a tour through Jerusalem's Old City, where the holiest sites of Judaism, Christianity and Islam exist side by side. Anthropologist Ali Qleibo, who is descended from an old Palestinian family, wonders how he would react if his daughter wanted to marry a Jewish man. Sarah from Hamburg, who has taken Israeli citizenship, makes a fervent appeal for a Jewish state. And musician Muhammad Mughrabi is convinced that only dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians can bring an 'end of hatred'. This is a report about borders and competing claims to ownership, but also about hope and reconciliation. documentary, Israel, Jerusalem, Jews, Muslims, Christians, capital of Israel, US Embassy, Palestinians