Jerusalem: the Unholy City
A Long and Checkered History

Avnery, Uri
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/11/21/jerusalem-the-unholy-city/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  21/11/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX17121

Jerusalem is called "the City of Peace". This is a linguistic mistake. True, in antiquity it was called Salem, which sounds like peace, but Salem was in fact the name of the local deity. It is also a historical mistake. No city in the world has seen as many wars, massacres and as much bloodshed as this one. All in the name of some God or other.