Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury

Watch Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury

  • 2021
  • 1 Season
  • 6.5  (75)

An exploration into how a small arid town with no natural resources became a place of pilgrimage for three of the most prominent world religions, and how 3,000 years of conflicts have led directly to the struggles of today.

Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury
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Seasons
Hope, Tragedy, & The New Normal
6. Hope, Tragedy, & The New Normal
August 22, 2021
Israel and its Arab neighbors are at war again on the streets of the Old City itself. While Israel emerges victorious, its control on territory earmarked for a Palestinian state creates the dilemma plaguing the Holy Land to this day.
The Dogs of War
5. The Dogs of War
August 15, 2021
While World War II rages, Palestinian Arabs feel trapped. The British Mandate ends, and the state of Israel is declared. War breaks out, ending in Israel's independence. The Holy City lies divided into a no-man's land of barbed wires.
A Proclamation
4. A Proclamation
August 8, 2021
World War I finds Jerusalem under Ottoman rule. Prince Faisal leads an Arab revolt, aided and encouraged by Britain. The war ends with the British in control, declaring the Crusades over and setting in train the city's next great conflict.
A Country On Edge
3. A Country On Edge
August 1, 2021
Tension reaches a climax during the epic battle between Saladin and Richard the Lionheart during the Third Crusade. As these two prominent military strategists go to war, the fate of the holy city hangs in their balance.
Portrait Of A Leader
2. Portrait Of A Leader
July 25, 2021
When King Herod claims Jerusalem from the Hasmoneans, he angers Cleopatra, who wants to reclaim Judea. Despite this conflict, Herod the Great manages to modernize the ancient city, revolutionizing the city of God forever.
The Kingdom
1. The Kingdom
July 18, 2021
After seizing Canaan, the Israelites wage war, ending in the battle of David and Goliath. David is made the ruler and names Jerusalem as the new capital. Upon his death, David's son Solomon ascends to the throne but proves to be a different ruler.
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An exploration into how a small arid town with no natural resources became a place of pilgrimage for three of the most prominent world religions, and how 3,000 years of conflicts have led directly to the struggles of today.

  • Premiere Date
    July 18, 2021
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (75)