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Vol. 17 No. 1 , 2011
JERUSALEM, In the Eye of the Storm
Editorial

Jerusalem, which has been the focus of both religious and national longings and of conflict for so many years, holds the key to the possibility of a political resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to the future of Israeli-Arab and Israeli-Muslim relations.

Israeli leaders are being confronted by a new political reality that challenges the belief that Israel can retain its hold over the whole city forever. The international community, including the United States and the European Union, are sending clear signals that Israel's unilateral moves in East Jerusalem create obstacles to progress towards peace and must be halted.

The recent decisions by the Israeli Interior Ministry to allow the construction of hundreds of housing units in the Jewish neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem, together with the continued Israeli policy of demolishing Arab houses, including the Jerusalem municipality's decision to destroy 22 Palestinian homes in Silwan for the buildin
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Table of Contents
    Focus
  1. East Jerusalem: A Test Case ( )
    East Jerusalem is tied to the larger issue of Israeli-Palestinian relations, and Europe has both an opportunity and a duty to play a role in establishing peace.
    By Dries Van-Agt Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  2. From Partition to Reunification to…? The Transformation of the Metropolitan Area of Jerusalem since 1967 ( )
    Israel is heading towards further control of East Jerusalem, not towards disengagement.
    By Marco Allegra Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  3. The Strange Case of American Tax-Exempt Money for Settlements ( )
    Untaxed American funds fuel settlement growth in East Jerusalem and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
    By Michael Several Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  4. The EU and Jerusalem: Countering Policies That Will Prevent Peace ( )
    Europe must take a stronger stance against the occupation of and settlement-building in Jerusalem.
    By Muriel Asseburg Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  5. An Explosive Situation in Silwan ( )
    The government’s complicity in right-wing settler activity in Silwan creates immense obstacles to a peaceful resolution on Jerusalem.
    By Yehudit Oppenheimer Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  6. Invisible Settlements in Jerusalem ( )
    Jerusalem tourist sights and settlements are being used to promote an exclusively Jewish narrative of the city’s history.
    By Hagit Ofran Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  7. Jerusalem: Palestinian Space, Behaviors and Attitudes ( )
    With Israel’s manipulation of their space, East Jerusalemites are reappraising the credibility of the peace process.
    By Omar Yousef Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  8. In the Shadow of the Wall and Separation: Everyday Life in East Jerusalem ( )
    The Separation Barrier has a wide range of damaging effects on daily life for Palestinians living in and around Jerusalem.
    By Tovi Fenster and Oren Shlomo Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  9. The Human Security of the Palestinian Jerusalemites: A Story of an Internal Occupation ( )
    Palestinians search for ways to preserve their community in an occupied city
    By Walid Salem Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  10. The Policy of House Demolitions in East Jerusalem: What It Is, How It Is Done and to What End ( )
    Housing demolitions contribute to the forced emigration of Palestinians from Jerusalem.
    By Jeff Halper Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  11. Education in East Jerusalem ( )
    The Jerusalem municipality’s failure to provide adequate funding has created an educational crisis in East Jerusalem
    By Ata Qaymari Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  12. Palestinian Refugees’ Property in West Jerusalem: A Fortune Up for Grabs ( )
    Since 1948, Israel has carried out an illegal policy of confiscating the property of Palestinian refugees from West Jerusalem
    By Adnan Abdelrazek Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  13. Archaeology Should Not Be Used as a Weapon in the Struggle over Jerusalem ( )
    In Silwan and the City of David, science is too often held hostage by ideology and used as a tool for political gain.
    By Yonathan Mizrachi Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  14. For Israel There Is One Jerusalem… Why Do We Have Two Jerusalems? ( )
    There is enough justification for Palestinians to claim for their rights in both East and West Jerusalem.
    By Rana Bishara Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  15. Qalandia Checkpoint: A Main Palestinian Gateway to Jerusalem ( )
    Qalandia checkpoint has become a nightmare for the Palestinian community of Jerusalem
    By Ahmad Sub-Laban Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  16. The Jerusalem Saga: Current Realities in Jerusalem ( )
    An in-depth look at the current “de-Palestinization” policies in East Jerusalem
    By Jad Isaac and Suhail Khalilieh Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  17. The Shift — Israel’s New Goals in Jerusalem ( )
    The Green Line is becoming irrelevant as Israel expands its control over Jerusalem and beyond
    By Menachem Klein Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  18. Jerusalem Municipality’s 2020 Master Plan ( )
    The Jerusalem Municipality’s 2020 Master Plan will serve to consolidate Israeli control over East Jerusalem while bringing little benefit to its inhabitants
    By Meir Margalit Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  19. Jerusalem… Wiesel’s Option ( )
    The assertion that “Jerusalem is above politics” ignores the reality of life in the city
    By Samir Mutawi Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  20. Borders in Jerusalem ( )
    A two-state solution will require the establishment of a controlled border running through Jerusalem
    By Izhak Schnell Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  21. A UN Perspective on the Status of Jerusalem ( )
    An overview of the United Nations’ historical and current positions regarding the status of Jerusalem.
    By Adnan Abdelrazek Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  22. Jerusalem’s Holy Basin: Who Needs It? ( )
    Separating the Old City from the rest of Jerusalem could severely disrupt the city’s urban fabric
    By Wendy Pullen and Maximilian Gwiazda Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  23. From Dissonance to a Permanent Status Destination: Creating Policy Options to Pave the Way to Final Status ( )
    In order to reach a just and stable resolution on Jerusalem, a number of steps must be taken to promote trust and equity between the populations
    By Sam’an Khoury and Sarah Kreimer Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  24. East Jerusalem: Between War and Peace ( )
    The creation of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital is a key step in mending relations between Israel and the Arab and Islamic worlds
    By Moshe Maoz Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  25. The Struggle for Jerusalem and Proposed Solutions ( )
    Sovereignty over Jerusalem and its holy sites remains an area of deep division in the search for peace
    By Taher Shash Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  26. Israel’s Positions on Jerusalem ( )
    Israel’s stances on Jerusalem have evolved since the unilateral “unification” of the city in 1967, but Olmert may have revisited the 1947 Partition Plan’s ideas
    By Galia Golan Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  27. The Jewish Conquest of West and East Jerusalem: 1948 to the Present ( )
    West Jerusalem was also once home to Palestinians
    By Ibrahim Matar Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  28. On Jerusalem ( )
    To date, the status of Jerusalem has been determined not by negotiation or demography, but through conquest
    By Afif Safieh Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  29. Palestinian Institutions in Jerusalem ( )
    Palestinian NGOs face a myriad of challenges when operating in East Jerusalem
    By Najat Hirbawi and David Helfand Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  30. Madaa: A Creative Center in Wadi Hilweh ( )
    The Wadi Hilweh and Madaa Centers work to preserve the Palestinian community and its voice in Silwan
    By Anna Koulouris Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  31. “We Stand Together, Every Week in Sheikh Jarrah, Together!” ( )
    Israelis and Palestinians unite to save East Jerusalem families from eviction
    By Sahar Vardi Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  32. Toward a Viable Jerusalem: The Work of Ir Amim ( )
    Ir Amim works for the fair and equitable treatment of all Jerusalem residents
    By Ela Greenberg and Lexi Curtice Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  33. Bimkom’s Activities in Jerusalem ( )
    Urban planning must first and foremost address the needs and desires of the city’s inhabitants
    By Efrat Cohen-Bar Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  34. ICAHD’S Activities in East Jerusalem ( )
    The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions focuses on local activism to save Palestinian homes and end the occupation
    By Jeff Halper Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  35. ACRI’s East Jerusalem Project ( )
    The Association for Civil Rights in Israel is using the legal system to fight discrimination and abuse in Jerusalem
    By Ronit Sela Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  36. Peace Now’s Emergency Conference — Mayor Barkat Endangers Jerusalem ( )
    Jerusalem’s mayor is pursuing policies in the city that threaten the entire peace process
    By Etai Mizra Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  37. In the Shadow of the Wall and Separation: Everyday Life in East Jerusalem ( )
    The Separation Barrier has a wide range of damaging effects on daily life for Palestinians living in and around Jerusalem.
    By Tovi Fenster and Oren Shlomo Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  38. Interview
  39. Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III ( )
    The Greek Orthodox Church and the Future of Jerusalem
    By Anna Koulouris Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  40. Viewpoint
  41. The Battle for Israel’s Soul ( )
    Israeli activists must connect with young, secular American Jews through a liberal Zionism that allows for criticism of Israeli policy
    By Peter Beinart Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  42. Corn in Ramallah ( )
    Israeli and Palestinian security forces cooperate in the enforced separation of two peoples
    By Gil HochBerg Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  43. The Fayyad Plan: Implications for the State of Israel ( )
    The success of the Fayyad Plan will benefit both Palestinians and Israelis
    By Natalia Simanovsky Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  44. A Film Unfinished: A Holocaust Documentary Raises Questions about What We See and What We Know ( )
    Nazi propaganda serves as a reminder of the dangers of the media distortion we live with today
    By Danny Schechter Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  45. Book Review
  46. Jerusalem Syndrome: The Palestinian-Israeli Battle for the Holy City by Moshe Amirav. ( )
    Reviewed by Benjamin Pogrund
    Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  47. Seizing Control of Space in East Jerusalem by Meir Margalit. ( )
    Reviewed by Itamar Haritan
    Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  48. Chronology of Events
  49. January 1, 2010 to October 1, 2010 ( )

    By Najat Hirbawi Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  50. Editorial
  51. The Importance of Jerusalem: Why a Double Issue ( )

    By Ziad AbuZayyad and Hillel Schenker Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  52. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  53. The West Bank Wall as Canvas: Art and Graffiti in Palestine/Israel ( )

    By Christine Leuenberger Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  54. Poems on Jerusalem and Peace ( )

    By Bat-Chen Shahak Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  55. Left/Expelled Project ( )

    By Annonymous.Activist.Artists (A.A.A.) Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  56. Documents
  57. “Unsafe Space: The Israeli Authorities’ Failure to Protect Human Rights amid Settlements in East Jerusalem” ( )

    Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  58. Executive Summary of OCHA Report "The Planning Crisis in East Jerusalem ( )

    Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  59. Public Opinion Poll among Palestinians of East Jerusalem ( )

    Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  60. Call for Reason – J-Call ( )

    Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  61. For The Sake of Zion ( )

    Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  62. For Jerusalem: Open Letter to President Obama by Elie Wiesel ( )

    Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  63. An Open Letter to Elie Wiesel ( )

    Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  64. The Status of Jerusalem — Positions of Major Stakeholders ( )

    Vol. 17 No. 1 2011
  65. Religious Perspectives on Jerusalem ( )

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