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Editorial Board

Adnan Abdelrazek

Danny Rubinstein

Sam'an Khoury

Daniel Bar-Tal

Walid Salem

Galia Golan

Gershon Baskin

Hind Khoury

Edy Kaufman

Ata Qaymari

Benjamin Pogrund

Nafez Nazzal

Dan Jacobson

Jumana Jaouni

Moshe Maoz

Munther Dajani

Khuloud Khayyat Dajani

Izhak Schnell

Lucy Nusseibah

Meir Margalit

Menachem Klein

Ali Abu Shahla

Ilan Baruch

Hanna Siniora

Yehudit Oppenheimer

Mossi Raz

Susie Becher

Frances Raday

JERUSALEM: The Key to Peace
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Table of Contents


  • Jerusalem–Alternatives to Discrimination and Confrontation
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

    Recently Received Books and Publications
  • Books and Publications Recently Received

  • Our Jerusalem — A Reality Check
          The processes that Jerusalem has been going though in the past 50 years have severely hurt the city, and a major change in direction is needed.
         by Menachem Klein

  • Jerusalem for All Times
          There is a dire need to seek a political solution and to postpone negotiations about narratives, history and religion until peace is restored and, with it, the freedom to discuss, negotiate and research freely.
         by Hind Khoury

  • The Jerusalem Anomaly
          Today’s Jerusalem is a place of administrative and governmental anomaly, where residents of the eastern half of the city do not have the same status, benefits, or public systems
         by Nir Hasson

  • A Noble Hashemite Custodianship Undermined
          Muslim (and Christian) holy places and property are also Palestinian national issues, and Israeli occupation policies with regard to Al-Aqsa Mosque are in contravention of international law, universal conventions and the peace treaty with Jordan.
         by Mustafa Abu Sway

  • Destructive Unilateral Legislation and Plans on Jerusalem’s Boundaries
          A secure and stable life in Jerusalem can exist only based on recognition of the full extent of the connections of both of these peoples to the city.
         by Yehudit Oppenheimer

  • Imposing the Israeli Curriculum on Palestinian Jerusalem Schools: The Shovel Destroying Our National Identity
         Given that the Palestinian people are a nation living under occupation and struggling for freedom, the Israeli occupation has no right to interfere in what we teach our children in our homes, schools or universities.
         by Naser Issa Hidmi

  • Jerusalem under Nir Barkat: Three Dangerous Approaches to the City’s Future
         Barkat's focus on running the city like a business to his own political benefit is a driving force behind the increased poverty and rising tensions among Jerusalem's diverse populations.
         by Laura Wharton

  • The Palestinian Christians Are Integral in the Palestinian National Movement
          Contrary to portrayals in Western social media, Palestinian Christians and Muslims are united in resisting the Israeli occupation, which is the true cause of Christian emigration.
         by Manuel Hassassian

  • How to Live Together with the Clashing Narratives over the Holy Places
          Living together with respect for both the Jewish and Muslim religious and historical narratives of the holy site is a pre-condition for a successful final negotiation; in the interim, we should return to the "status quo" of tacit understandings that prevailed between 1967 and 1996.
         by Yitzhak Reiter

  • The Israeli Curriculum and the Palestinian National Identity in Jerusalem
          The Israeli occupation tried to force on the Palestinian schools in East Jerusalem its curriculum, which seeks to teach Palestinian children to accept, at the expense of their own national identity, religion and values, a Jewish state that views the Jews as superior to any other race or religion.
         by Musa Ismael Basit

  • Inclusive Security and Gender-Sensitive Planning in Jerusalem
          Peace should be more than a formula for ending violence; it must include a plan for a new political order, based on human rights, equality and inclusion for all.
         by Eetta Prince-Gibson

  • The Palestinian National Theatre EL-Hakawati at Risk
         Without local and international support, Jerusalem and the entire region could lose one of its most revered, respected and historically significant cultural institutions.
         by Samer Al-Saber

  • Under the Golden Dome
         In the East Jerusalem village of Sur Baher, discriminatory practices that left residents dependent on Israeli health clinics have resulted in manipulation and tensions.
         by Eliezer Yaari

  • Walaja as a Microcosm of Jerusalem
         The village of Walaja, at the southern edge of the area that Israel annexed to Jerusalem in 1967, is a bitter example of Israeli policies carried out across East Jerusalem
         by Aviv Tatarsky

  • Mapping the Complexity of Our Jerusalem; Story by Story
         Envisioning Jewish and Palestinian children coming together to walk and talk their neighborhoods as the city's future leaders who will be able to see beyond a divided Jerusalem.
         by Jill Levenfeld

  • President Trump's Decision on Jerusalem Lacks International Legitimacy and Strategic Vision
          President Trump decision lacks international legitimacy and encourages Israel to continue its occupation and colonial activities.
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • The Palestinian Reconciliation Train
         by Azzam al-Ahmad

  • Our Jerusalem
         Omar Yousef, Dahlia Scheindlin, Khuloud Dajani, Yudith Oppenheimer, Riman Barakat and Eran Tzidkiyahu. Moderated by Hillel Schenker

  • The Killing of Vittorio Arrigoni: A Result of the Unsustainable Situation in Gaza
         The kidnapping and murder of an Italian activist illustrates the context in which Hamas has faced increased opposition from Salafi-Jihadi groups, which filled the vacuum left by Fateh's exile from Gaza in 2007.
         by Bjorn Brenner

    Book Review
  • The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer by James Dorsey, review by Alon Liel

  • Almond Blossoms
         by Dana Negev

  • Jerusalem
         by Nizar Qabbani

  • Jerusalem, City Of Prayer
         by Ruth Fogelman

  • Take Me To Al-Qastal
         by Sami Al Jundi

  • Grapes Of Peace / Inaab Salaam
         by Hadassah Haskale

  • Poem to Jerusalem
         by Harun Hashim Rasheed

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