Where Heaven and Earth Meet: Jerusalem’s Sacred Esplanade הוא ספרו של צבי צמרת על הר הבית. בעיתון "ניו יורק טיימס" ISABEL KERSHNER כתבה Unusual Partners Study Divisive Jerusalem Site:
The illustrated 400-page book, in English, appears at a time of heightened tensions over the coveted site. Most extraordinarily, its authors and co-sponsors include Israeli and Palestinian experts and institutions, giving an unfettered platform to Muslims, Christians and Jews.
“We took on a complicated challenge,” said Zvi Zameret, director of Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, an Israeli research institute and one of the sponsors of the project, describing the travails of dealing with what he calls “the most sensitive subject in the world.”
Al-Quds University, a Palestinian institution with buildings in and around Jerusalem, is another sponsor. The book includes articles by its president, a well-known Palestinian personality, Sari Nusseibeh, and the director of its Islamic Research Center, Mustafa Abu Sway.
Yet the board of Al-Quds University recently decided to boycott Israeli academic institutions to protest Israel’s policies and because peace talks have stalled.
Mr. Abu Sway said that projects already under way were allowed to be completed, and that the Palestinian chapters of the book were submitted long before the boycott took hold