Jerusalem Commentator Meron Ben Veniste is former deputy Mayor of Jerusalem and a historian of the city. As a lifetime resident of the city, he says his wish is that the "city of peace" one day actually is at peace. The history of Jerusalem is filled with conflict and conquest---and the quest for exclusive possession of the city has turned Jerusalem into a battleground. The conflict has not only caused bloodshed and suffering but has crept into all spheres of life and activity in the city. Everyone is asked to take sides and must see the other as the enemy. He says it is time to recognize that in the struggle over Jerusalem there will be no victors and no vanquished.