France & Jerusalem

Oct. 1, 2015
Elodie Farge
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Chapter One: The “Holy” Conquests of Jerusalem

The Crusades and the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem
Jerusalem in the Eyes of French Pilgrims: Between Heaven and Earth
The Eldest Daughter of the Church and the Capitulations
Bonaparte’s Expedition

Chapter Two: The Orient Question and the Peaceful Crusades

Imperialism and Religion
The “Clerical Republic”
The Scientific Capture of Jerusalem
Orientalism and Biblical Petrification of Jerusalem

Chapter Three: The Franco-English Battle for the Possession of Palestine

The End of the French Religious Protectorate
The Efforts for the Internationalization of Jerusalem at the United Nations
French and Zionist Brothers in Arms

Chapter Four: France’s “Pro-Arab” Years: De Gaulle, Giscard, and Pompidou

The Aftermath of the Suez Debacle
The Turning Point of the 1967 War
Pompidou and the Exordium of the “Palestinian Doctrine”
Giscard d’Estaing and the Venice Declaration

Chapter Five: Mitterrand, the Demise of the French “Arab Policy”

The Heir to the Fourth Republic
The Reluctant Continuation of the Palestinian Doctrine
Mitterrand’s “Balance” as France’s New Political Paragon

Chapter Six: Chirac, the Diplomacy of Inconstancy

The “Pro-Arab Philosemit”
“Chirac Liberated Jerusalem!”
The Final Twist

Chapter Seven: Sarkozy, the Uninhibited Friendship for Israel

The “Honeymoon” between France and Israel
Jerusalem and the Palestinian State: Velleity and Double Jeu

Chapter Eight: Hollande, the Equilibrist

Hollande and Israel: “La Vie en Rose”
Lip Service to Jerusalem

Chapter Nine: France in Jerusalem Today

The “French Jerusalem:” France’s Legacy in the City
“God Save the Republic”
The Consulate General of France in Jerusalem: the Last Remnant of the French “Arab Policy?”

Selected Bibliography