December 10, 2017

NEWS & Analysis

News & Analysis

Corpus Separatum?

December 6, 2017

The impact of recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem on the ‘peace process’ will be negligible, for the simple reason that it has long ceased to exist.

PALESTINE UNBOUND

Palestine Unbound

H.R. 4391: #NoWayToTreatAChild

November 16, 2017

Congress has seen critics of Israel and defenders of Palestinian rights before, but none matched McCollum’s historic act.

Palestine Unbound

#StandWithIssa

September 14, 2017

Since Issa Amro’s arrest, many local and international rights groups called for his immediate release, launching the hashtag #StandWithIssa.

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  • #PhotoOfTheWeek #Jerusalem:

Palestinian men relax and play board games in an alleyway of East Jerusalem in this 2010 file photo. Home to the Al Aqsa Mosque sanctuary and Church of the Holy Sepulcher as well as a vibrant market, Jerusalem was once the hub of Palestinian economic, social, and cultural life. Since Israel began constructing the separation barrier in the West Bank and blockading Gaza in 2006, the majority of Palestinians have been unable to access Jerusalem. Things could change dramatically yet again if U.S. President Donald recognizes the city as the capital of Israel.

Israel gained control of portions of Jerusalem following the 1948 war, creating West Jerusalem, and in 1967 occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian residents of the city have since been treated as second-class citizens, retaining only “residency permits,” to remain in the city, which can be revoked at any time. In fact, between 1967 and 2016, Israel has revoked the residency of more than 14,500 Palestinians, Human Rights Watch reported. Palestinians in East Jerusalem also face home demolitions and home evictions at the hands of militant Israeli settlers.

While American recognition of the city as Israel’s capital will not change its legal status in international law or in the international community, such a decision could have far-reaching, perhaps even violent, consequences. It is imperative to remember that the second Intifada, aptly named the Al Aqsa Intifada, erupted in 2000 precisely because of Israeli provocative attempts to lay sovereignty over the city.

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