Jerusalem: The Making of a Holy City
Friday, 8.30pm, SBS One In tonight’s second episode (of three) in this documentary series about the place some regard as the centre of the universe — Jerusalem — the city is always changing, says host Simon Sebag Montefiore. ‘‘ That is its blessing and its curse.’’ For Jews, Jerusalem is the site of the Western Wall, the last remnant of the Second Temple. For Christians it is the place of the death and resurrection of Christ and for Muslims it’s the home of the AlAqsa mosque, the third holiest sanctuary of Islam. Tonight Montefiore investigates the influence of Islam on the city.