Lives in Common: Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem
The Author Menachem Klein in Conversation with Cilly Kugelmann (with Video Recording)
In conversation with Cilly Kugelmann, Menachem Klein presents his cultural history of Jerusalem, which is just being released in German. In it he traces the common life of Jews and Arabs in Jerusalem from the 19th century to the present.
The author describes a society in which intensive business and private exchange once prevailed between the two groups. The increasing alienation that culminated in the founding of the Jewish state in 1948 is still very real today.
In cooperation with the Jewish Publishing House at Suhrkamp
Menachem Klein studied Middle East and Islamic Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and is now professor at the Bar Ilan University Tel Aviv. He was a consultant to the Israeli team on the Jerusalem issue at the Camp David peace talks in 2000, and in 2003 co-signed the Geneva Agreement, a detailed Israeli-Palestinian peace accord.