Why is Jerusalem So Important? with Simon Sebag Montefiore

Jerusalem is back in the news. Donald Trump announced that the USA is going to recognise it as the capital of Israel. Then again for the last 3000 years it has rarely been out of the news. In this episode we talk to the historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of 'Jerusalem: the biography' about this remarkable city. He explains why it is sacred to three religions and why it has so often found itself on the front line of the great conflicts that have shaped the history of the Middle East and the wider world.


Audio: Pete Dennis