Special Report

The Jerusalem Question

With Jerusalem so often in the headlines, Vision presents a special report on the city’s place in the wider Arab-Israeli impasse. Why has this piece of real estate been contested for so long? You’ll find answers in these articles and videos by Vision publisher David Hulme, whose University of Southern California doctorate in International Relations focuses on the Middle East conflict and on Jerusalem in particular. His interest traces back to the first of his many visits to the region—a summer on an archaeological dig outside the Old City’s walls.

Jerusalem: What’s the Deal?

David Hulme

Why has no nation, until now, been willing to declare Jerusalem the capital of the modern state of Israel? A brief look at history provides the answer.

Insight: Two Men, One City

Insight: Two Men, One City

David Hulme

Two stories from the 1967 Six-Day War—concerning David Ben-Gurion and Yasser Arafat—illustrate the heart of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Triumph and Tragedy in the Middle East

Triumph and Tragedy in the Middle East

David Hulme

When Ben-Gurion proclaimed the State of Israel on May 14, 1948, he likely did not envisage how long the conflict with the Arab world would persist.

City of Faiths

City of Faiths, Part 1

David Hulme

First in a two-part series examining the political and religious complexities of Jerusalem.

Peace Be within Your Walls

Peace Be Within Your Walls

David Hulme

Vision publisher David Hulme interviews Shimon Peres, former prime minister of Israel, member of the Knesset, and founder of the Peres Center for Peace.

Jerusalem: The Fragile Mosaic

Jerusalem: The Fragile Mosaic

David Hulme

Bernard Wasserstein offers a perspective on the importance of Jerusalem to the Jewish people and the likelihood of a peaceful resolution of “the Jerusalem Question.”