My Jerusalem – by Walid Salem

November 16, 2014

Jerusalem looks more and more as if it is under the ownership of the Israelis and the internationals, either living in it or talking about it from the outside. What does it represent for me as a

Jerusalem burns, “one city, two capitals”

November 8, 2014

Meir Margalit for Sinpermiso Jerusalem burns. A wave of unrest has swept East Jerusalem for the last four months, and at this stage of events, no one can predict where it will lead. This uprising has

How not to demilitarize Hamas – by Ofer Zalzberg

September 23, 2014

Originally published in CNN’s Global Public Square on Sept. 11 2014 In a few weeks, indirect negotiations between Israel and Hamas are to take place in Cairo with the aim of consolidating a

Zoning and East Jerusalem: We told you so…

September 11, 2014

Originally published in the Jerusalem Post This week we learned that Jerusalem City Hall has approved the new zoning plan for the Sawahreh neighborhood, drawn up by the architect Senan Abdelqader.


August 4, 2014

If I had to summarize in one word all this bitter feeling of anguish that fills me in front of so much tragedy, I would choose the word – Enough! Enough! is a powerful word. When uttered with

Unified Jerusalem? Think Again

July 13, 2014

Anyone who needed additional proof that the “united city” project has failed, and that Jerusalem is now more divided than ever, has received it during this week’s dose of violence.
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