• Director(s):

    AMAR (STEPHANE)

  • Producer(s):

    DECOUPAGES, ARTE GEIE

  • Territories:

    Worldwide.

  • Production year:

    2023

  • Language(s):

    German, English, French

  • Rights:

    TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

Hamas named its October 7 operation “The deluge of Al-Aqsa” after the Al-Aqsa Mosque which is located in Jerusalem. The armed wing of the Islamic Jihad is called the "Al Quds Brigades" (Jerusalem in Arabic). Why is this city more than ever at the center of the current war?

Jerusalem is a city of over a million inhabitants, where Israelis and Palestinians coexist, each using their own strategies to prevail. The war in Gaza, as well as confrontations with Hezbollah and Iran, revolve around this issue. This documentary, enriched by interviews with historians and geopoliticians recounts and clarifies the intricate battle for Jerusalem, and enables a deeper understanding of what is at stake in the current conflict, which is both political and religious. The key players of this nationalist and religious conflict are interviewed in this documentary: Islamists, Jewish nationalists, imams, rabbis, intellectuals, town planners, the military...