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Israeli authorities are considering stripping 12 Palestinians of their permanent residency status in occupied East Jerusalem, in what would reportedly be the first use of recently adopted legislation. According to Haaretz, Interior Minister Arye Dery is weighing up the move, in light of the law passed two weeks ...
As part of the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival : Released in 2014, East Jerusalem West Jerusalem is a musical documentary which follows Israeli singer-songwriter David Broza as he records a new album with a mix of Israeli and Palestinian musicians. Broza is able to bring together people from both ...

B'Tselem expresses its deep sorrow over the killing of Adiel Kolman, a 32-year-old father of four who lived in the settlement of Kochav Hashachar. He was fatally stabbed by a Palestinian in the Old City, East Jerusalem. B'Tselem conveys its sincerest condolences to the Kolman family. The deliberate ...
The sheer mention of the Israeli Population and Immigration Authority in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi al-Joz to any of its Palestinian residents invariably invokes howls of outrage. Ask about their experience and you will be inundated with stories of obstruction, humiliation and oppression.
Fifty-one years of neglect of East Jerusalem have bred squalor, violence, juvenile delinquency and terrorism in the neighborhoods of that part of our capital city. Late, but hopefully not too late, the government has allocated a substantial amount for spending on basic infrastructure there. This will take time ...
From the early morning, large numbers of Israeli security forces were deployed across the main streets of West and East Jerusalem to protect the Israeli marathon, in which foreign runners took part. The occupation troops attacked Palestinian activists who organised the rival marathon, the route of which ...

Palestinians who are fighting evictions in East Jerusalem have complained for years about cooperation between the Justice Ministry and groups trying to settle Jews in the capital's Arab neighborhoods. The Palestinians say this coordination has reached new heights over the past year and a half. A Haaretz ...
The 420,000 Palestinians who currently reside in East Jerusalem possess permanent residency ID cards and are treated as foreign immigrants by the Israeli government. Israel revoked the status of at least 14,595 Palestinians from East Jerusalem from the start of Israel's occupation of East Jerusalem in ...
The US Embassy to Israel will be in a zone of East Jerusalem considered occupied territory under international law, according to the Washington Post. Part of the diplomatic compound that is scheduled to open as the embassy in just two months lies in the contested No Man's Land between East and West ...
The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 34/30 on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem. It focuses on the practice of arbitrary detention by Israeli and Palestinian authorities. It covers the period from 1 November 2016 ...
Mohammed Amira took a day off work recently, rose early and went with his wife to the Population, Immigration and Border Authority office in East Jerusalem. The 65-year-old bus driver and his colleagues are supposed to go on an organized tour in a month's time. But it isn't clear he can leave Israel. Amira ...
The Knesset passed a law Wednesday allowing the interior minister to revoke the permanent residency status of Palestinians living in East Jerusalem who engage in terror or other anti-Israel activities and any permanent residents involved in such acts. Under the law, the state can deport anyone whose ...
Palestinians disagree, saying the embassy decision spoils chances for peace, by appearing to write off their claim to East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state. Netanyahu arrived at the White House early Monday afternoon, just hours after reports from Israel said a former media adviser and confidant ...
Introduced during the 50th anniversary year of the 1967 annexation of East Jerusalem, their shared objective was the de facto annexation of the settlement blocs surrounding Jerusalem and the displacement of approximately 140 thousand (one third) of the Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem living in ...
By failing to distinguish between the legal status of East and West Jerusalem, the Conservative statement misleads everyday Canadians to believe that East Jerusalem is legally part of the Israeli state. In omitting this key information, Scheer decontextualizes the status of Jerusalem, watering down the ...
However, Palestinians also stake a claim in East Jerusalem, which was annexed by its neighbour and rival after the 1967 war. Wanting to defuse tensions in the region, the international community has tended to sidestep the issue, often basing their embassies in the financial centre of Tel Aviv instead.
Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem's Silwan area protested on Monday over new structural damage to homes due to what they say is Israeli digging and archaeological excavations. Residents of Wadi Hilweh confronted workers of the Israel Antiquities Authority and Ir David foundation, two bodies ...

Palestinian Foreign Ministry slammed on Sunday a new Israeli plan to expand settlements in East Jerusalem, calling it part of “a plan to change the reality of the city.” “The ministry condemns, in the strongest terms, the unprecedented escalation of settlements construction along the occupied Palestinian ...
Palestinian teenager Mohammad Jaabari works at a carwash in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi al FILE PHOTO: Palestinian teenager Mohammad Jaabari works at a carwash in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi al-Joz, November 17, 2017. AMMAR AWAD/ REUTERS ...
Palestinians wait to cross an Israeli roadblock in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya. A law passed March 7 by the Israeli parliament allows the interior minister to revoke the permanent residency status of Palestinians living in East Jerusalem. (Credit: Ammar Awad/Reuters via CNS.) ...
JERUSALEM, March 6, 2018 (WAFA) – Bulldozers of the Israeli West municipality Tuesday demolished a car wash shop in the Bir Ayoub area of the Silwan neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, citing unpermitted construction as a pretext, said Wadi Helwa Information Center. Israeli forces stormed Bir ...
Elad, which operates in East Jerusalem, has two main focuses: settling Jews in the largely Arab Silwan neighborhood and running tourist and excavation sites. The chief tourist site is Ir David – the City of David – which it runs for the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. Elad has also been in a legal battle with ...
Israel, which occupied East Jerusalem during the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war, carried out its 'first ethnic cleansing' in the city. Since 1967, Israel has been confiscating Palestinian land in and around occupied East Jerusalem to build illegal colonies. It also seized personal identities of the Palestinian ...
EAST JERUSALEM –Two months after US President Donald Trump announced his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem are expressing renewed fears of a changing status quo in the city. Earlier this month, Israel completed construction of a permanent ...
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to address the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday during a routine meeting on the Middle East, and reports say he is expected to focus on U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Last December ...
Almost 60 percent of East Jerusalem's Palestinian residents believe they should participate in the city's municipal elections, while only 14 percent oppose doing so, according to a new poll. The respondents who supported voting in municipal elections tended to be younger, more educated and financially ...
Israeli Occupation Forces, accompanied by members of the City Council in occupied Jerusalem on Monday demolished two commercial structures and uprooted trees in al-Issawiyya neighbourhood, East Jerusalem. IOF cordoned off the area before invading it, and bulldozed the two structures which were ...
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday said he is ready to engage in negotiations with Israel but made it clear that East Jerusalem should be the capital of Palestine, as he held talks with visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In December last year, US President Donald Trump recognised ...
The Israeli army shot and seriously wounded a Palestinian man in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Kafr Aqab, the Palestinian Health Ministry reported. The man was transferred to a hospital in Ramallah. On Tuesday, the ministry reported that one Palestinian was killed and fifty others were wounded ...
RAMALLAH, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian National Authority (PNA) denounced Sunday the demolition of two schoolrooms in a Bedouin community in East Jerusalem by Israel. PNA Jerusalem Affairs Minister and Jerusalem Governor Adnan Al-Hussaini told Xinhua that the "targeting of the local ...
IsraeliOccupation Forces (IOF) on Sunday morning demolished a two classroom facility made of Zinc in the Abu Al-Nawar Bedouin community, east Jerusalem. The classrooms have been demolished for the fifth time since February 2016, and had been previously rebuilt with the funding of the European ...
Israeli sources said on Friday that Erdan's order does not only involve political institutions, but also include a number of vital civil institutions, the East Jerusalem Chamber of Commerce, the Supreme Council for the Arab Tourism Industry, the Center for Palestinian Studies, the Palestinian Prisoners' Club, ...
€14.9 million for activities in East Jerusalem to preserve the Palestinian character of the city and counter the worrying deterioration of socio-economic indicators that include widespread poverty. Projects will focus on advocacy and protection actions, youth and education and support to the private sector, ...
At the meeting of the PLO Central Committee on January 14, 2018, in Ramallah, followers of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas removed from the dais a very senior Fatah official from east Jerusalem after he began to criticize the PA for its behavior toward east Jerusalem. When he started to ...
The Israeli military is to take security control of neighborhoods over the security barrier in East Jerusalem as part of its redeployment to the area known as the "Jerusalem envelope," due to issues surrounding security and cooperation with police in these areas. The principal change will be in Kfar Akab, but it ...
Jordan's king affirmed his support Sunday for establishing a Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem, highlighting his differences with the Trump ... Jordan's monarch serves as custodian of a major Muslim shrine in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem and the kingdom's Hashemite dynasty derives much of its ...
Palestinian Fares Salem treats the horses he looks after at stables overlooking Jerusalem's walled Old City as though they were members of his own family. The Salems have been tending horses for more than 30 years at their home in Arab East Jerusalem, and Fares and his friends prepare them for riding ...
The first is a law adopted on 30 July 1980 by Israel's parliament, the Knesset, o annex East Jerusalem and proclaim Jerusalem as Israel's "one and indivisible" capital. The second is a law passed by the United States Congress in 1995 formally declaring Jerusalem as Israel's "indivisible" capital and calling ...
Israel regards Jerusalem as its "eternal and undivided" capital, while the Palestinians claim East Jerusalem - occupied by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war - as the capital of a future state. Mr Trump's recognition of the city as Israel's capital in December broke with decades of a US policy of neutrality on the ...
The European Union assured President Mahmoud Abbas it supported his ambition to have East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state, in the bloc's latest rejection of US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. At a meeting in Brussels with EU foreign ministers, ...
East Jerusalem, where the Western Wall lies, was occupied by Israel in 1967 and later annexed in a move condemned by the international community. Palestinians view East Jerusalem as the likely capital of their future state. In May, President Donald Trump became the first sitting US leader to visit the ...
The European Union's top envoy, Federica Mogherini, reiterated her support on Monday for a Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem, dealing another blow to President Trump · Donald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP ...
Thanks to them there are more Israeli flags, Border Police and security cameras, but the “Judaization” of East Jerusalem neighborhoods is no closer to fruition today than it was at the beginning of the project. In 1990 there were 8,700 Palestinians in Silwan and zero Jews. Today there are 500 settlers and ...
Jordan's King Abdullah, his wife Queen Rania (R), meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, and wife Karen Pence, at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed Reuters. AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah expressed concern on Sunday over a ...
The Palestinians want East Jerusalem, which Israel captured in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war and annexed in a move not recognised internationally, as the capital of their future state. Netanyahu, according to Israeli reporters traveling with him on a trip to India, said on Wednesday: “My solid assessment is that it ...
Around 2,800 Jews live in East Jerusalem Palestinian neighborhoods such as Silwan, according to Ir Amim, a nonprofit advocacy group that focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the city. The proximity and friction between Jews and Palestinians have made such neighborhoods flashpoints of tension: ...
The email address you have provided is already registered. Close. "Our position is that we want a state within the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital and a resolution of all key issues," Abbas said. Abbas, a long-time opponent of violence, said that Palestinians "will continue to peacefully pursue ...
Israeli occupation authorities demolished 142 Palestinian-owned structures in East Jerusalem in 2017, the second highest such figure since 2000. The demolitions resulted in the displacement of 233 people, including 133 children, and otherwise affected another 631 people. The figures are included in a ...
AMMONNEWS - Trump's decision on Jerusalem and announcement in December that the United States would start the process of moving its embassy from Tel Aviv enraged the Palestinians who said the United States can no longer broker peace with Israel. The meeting was attended by the foreign ...
Kamel Hashlamon was born in 1979 and grew up in Shuafat in East Jerusalem. He studied cooking at Hadassah College, apprenticed in the kitchens of the American Colony and King David hotels, and then spent four years working under chef Yoram Nitzan at Mul Yam restaurant in Tel Aviv. This writer first ...


 

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