When Jerusalem changed the world10 min read 23 Dec 2017, 11:29 PM IST
A hundred years ago Jerusalem surrendered to the British, and the world would never be the same again
The present day territories of Israel and Palestine have been the epicentre of religious conflict for centuries. Down the ages the desire to possess this sliver of land, a Holy Land, had led the followers of a dozen gods and their countless aspects to slaughter each other. Locations central to the lore of all three Abrahamic faiths, i.e. Judaism, Christianity and Islam, lie in this territory - and for the believers no price seems too high to pay for possessing it. Within these religions themselves numerous denominations jostle for control over shrines and sites of significance, each convinced that their way is the truth. The lives of billions are tied to contentious debates over who owns what in the Holy Land. The holy city of Jerusalem lies at the heart of this conflict.