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East Jerusalem

In Some Palestinian Neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, Not Even 17 Liters of Water Per Day

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Hagai El-Ad

He who dared to ask that now-famous question is of course Mr. Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament. So was Mr. Shulz's 70-to-17 liter water-consumption ratio a "blatant lie"? In actuality, for Palestinians in some neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, the situation can be much worse.

What if Your Home Was Turned into an Israeli Firing Zone?

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Sunjeev Bery

Even as President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry speak in favor of a peace agreement, the U.S.-subsidized Israeli military is subjecting Palestinians to ongoing human rights abuses.

Netanyahu Announces New Settlements Hours After Prisoner Release

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Wednesday announced new construction in east Jerusalem — an area the Palestinians demand for their future ...

Street Art At The Israeli-Palestinian Separation Wall

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.02.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

After a half hour, soldiers yelled down, asking what they were doing. "We're from New York, we paint," they shouted back, and continued spraying. M...

Facing the Truth About Jerusalem

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.26.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

There is an urgent need to seriously engage in public discussions about the future of Jerusalem because sooner or later the Israelis and Palestinians must be prepared to accept the inevitable -- a united Jerusalem, yet a capital of two states.

My Surprisingly Inspiring Trip to the West Bank: Echoes of Our Civil Rights Movement

Jeff Cohen | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Jeff Cohen

Like King, leaders of the Palestinian popular resistance -- from intellectuals to grassroots villagers who'd been repeatedly jailed -- spoke to us about universal human rights, about a human family in which all deserve equal rights regardless of religion or nationality.

Settlement Construction Clouds Middle East Peace Talks

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2013 | World

By Crispian Balmer JERUSALEM, Aug 13 (Reuters) - A 10-minute drive from where negotiators will sit down on Wednesday to resume long-st...

Shifting Reality for Peace!

Kevin Bermeister | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Kevin Bermeister

The complexity of Jerusalem's Temple Mount appears insurmountable because demand to possess the world's most contested rock will in all likelihood continue unabated until a peaceful solution emerges from it.

The Ghettoization of East Jerusalem

Philip Farah | Posted 08.05.2013 | World
Philip Farah

I am a Palestinian who was born and lived in East Jerusalem for 27 years before I emigrated to the U.S. in 1978. Since then, I have visited my former ...

Leaders-less Jerusalemites looking to Fayyad

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.01.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Palestinian residents of Jerusalem have been frustrated for years as they are caught between Israel's unilateral decision to annex East Jerusalem and ...

Golda to Henry: "Why Do You Think We Put Them There?"

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 06.30.2013 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

The hopes of some Israelis that the Arabs of the West Bank would migrate elsewhere have not been fulfilled. And as President Barack Obama stated in his recent visit to Israel, "Neither occupation nor expulsion is the answer."

Jordan's Waqf no Match for Israelis in Jerusalem

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.04.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The situation in Jerusalem and the most recent agreement notwithstanding, for an effective defence of Muslim and Christian sites in the holy city, there is need for more than declarations and agreements.

One Palestinian Village Obama Should Visit

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Sunjeev Bery

Israeli military law imposed in the occupied West Bank places sweeping and arbitrary restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly. This makes any unauthorized peaceful protest by Palestinians a criminal offence.

Killing the Two-State Solution Through the Suspension of Disbelief

Lara Friedman | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Lara Friedman

Just in time for President Obama's long-awaited trip to Israel, perennial Israeli-Palestinian policy strategist Dennis Ross has published his 14-point plan to achieve Middle East peace.

Israel To Build 942 More Homes In East Jerusalem

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 02.24.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel has advanced the process of building 942 more settler homes in east Jerusalem under a new fast-track plan to tighten its grip on t...

Israel Approves 1,500 New Homes In Controversial Settlement Expansion

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Israel approved plans to build 1,500 more Jewish settler homes in east Jerusalem on Monday, an official said, days aft...

Israel Set To Advance Construction In East Jerusalem

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 02.03.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinians will ask the U.N. Security Council to call for an Israeli settlement freeze, President Mahmoud Abbas and ...

Israel Approves Controversial West Bank Settlement Construction

AP | ARON HELLER and KARIN LAUB | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel responded swiftly Friday to U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state, revealing it will build 3,000 more homes for Jews on Isr...

Amid Controversy, Muslims Revive Old Jerusalem Pilgrimage Route

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 04.30.2012 | Religion

JERUSALEM -- After decades of shying away from an ancient pilgrimage route, Muslims are visiting Jerusalem to pray at Islam's third-holiest site, the ...

Why the Sudden Arab Interest in East Jerusalem?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.26.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Jerusalemite Palestinians and the general Palestinian and Jordanian public are curious about the reason behind this sudden interest and wish they could be included in the discussion, rather than learn about them in the media.

Arabs Boycott Adidas as Public Displeasure Shifts From the West to China

James Dorsey | Posted 06.10.2012 | World
James Dorsey

Arab youth and sports ministers announced this week a boycott of sports apparel manufacturer Adidas because of its sponsorship of last month's Jerusalem marathon.

The Jerusalem Conference in Doha: Day 2

Lara Friedman | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Lara Friedman

Yesterday I posted at the Forward with some of my concerns at the end of day one of the Arab League conference on Jerusalem in Doha. Below are my comm...

The Worst Possible Option

Shai Baitel | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Shai Baitel

Whoever agrees that the preferred solution to the conflict are two-states-for-two-peoples needs to realize that this possibility to implement is gradually slipping away while no progress, however small or incremental, is being made.

Who Will Write Jerusalem's Story?

Ronit Avni | Posted 01.18.2012 | World
Ronit Avni

This is the real struggle taking place today in Jerusalem: a battle between those whose vision for the city hinges on guaranteeing full rights and a dignified existence for all residents, and those who place politics and divine decree ahead of the everyday needs of the people.

The Eviction of One Palestinian Family Might Cause the Next Political Crisis Over East Jerusalem

Hagit Ofran | Posted 01.17.2012 | World
Hagit Ofran

In Silwan there is a fight over nationality, history and also religion. For the Palestinians, it is a Palestinian neighborhood, next to Al-Aqsa Mosque where thousands of Palestinians have been living for ages