The Road to Jewish Civilization, Part 5: Golden Jerusalem
Israel, the Land of Milk and Honey, the birthplace of the Jewish People and the spiritual center of three religions, presents a unique combination of ancient history and a vibrant modern society, exotic scenery and rich culture. This 12-episode documentary series, produced by CCTV - Chinese Central Television in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel in Beijing, introduces the Jewish People and the story of the State of Israel and its development in a historical, comprehensive and systematic manner to Chinese audiences. The series is narrated in Chinese with English subtitles Episode 5: Golden Jerusalem The Old City of Jerusalem, also called the Golden Jerusalem, covers an area of only 1 square kilometer and boasts a strong contrast between, as well as the coexistence of, various cultures. In history, Jerusalem was always accompanied by ceaseless wars and conquests. Here, Khalifah, Mameluke, Crusades, Saladin and Suleiman I all played roles. Today, we meet two senior citizens: one is Ms. Ora Namir, who used to be ambassador in China and loves Chinese culture and people, and Mr. Shimon Peres, the Israeli President and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, who has unique insight into both Jewish and Chinese civilizations. The Bar Mitzvah of young Jews held at the Western Wall reflects the significance of this ancient wall in the hearts of Jews.