The Contributions of Different Populations to Jerusalem Throughout History

Produced by Emek Shaveh, this animated video (02:38) briefly summarizes the history of Jerusalem from prehistoric to modern times, focusing on the cultural and industrial contributions of each of the populations who lived in the city throughout the ages. The perspective of this video is unique and refreshing, as most historians focus on the wars, conquests and religious and political tensions between the different groups. Combating the tendency to use archaeological sties as a political tool in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Emek Shaveh is an Israeli NGO working to defend cultural heritage rights and to protect ancient archaeological sites as public assets that belong to members of all communities, faiths and peoples.