From her present home in Sicily, we are delighted to welcome journalist/author Paola Caridi. Between 2001 and 2012, she lived and worked in Cairo and Jerusalem. Author of an earlier book, Hamas: From Resistance to Government, she is here this evening with her new book, Jerusalem Without God: Portrait of a Cruel City (American University in Cairo Press). This is a look at Jerusalem beyond its historic mantle as holy city to the three Abrahamic religions, to divisions, barriers, and lines drawn by present-day governing forces, and to how daily life is lived in such a place, a city and its spaces shared but not shared. See Paola Caridi’s blog here.