This view of Jerusalem may not be a classic, but it's real. The Jerusalem of today is a vibrant changing modern city.
A lot of people don't like to recognize that. They want Jerusalem to resemble something timeless and mystical.
Real people live in Jerusalem. It's Israel's capital, but it's also one of Israel's poorer cities.
There's great variety in Jerusalem and constant changes.
Its recent growth, the past hundred plus years, has been do to one factor and one factor only, Zionism-Jews. No longer do Jews just come here to die.