Next Episode of Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury is
Season 1 / Episode 3 and airs on 02 August 2021 02:00
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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