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Who Are the Palestinians of Jerusalem?

Palestinians comprise nearly half the population of Jerusalem and have built, and shaped, the city for centuries, yet their stories are rarely told.

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The Separation Wall

Israel's Separation Wall, called al-jidar by Palestinians, has drastically reshaped the geopolitical fabric of Jerusalem.

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Closure and Access to Jerusalem

Jerusalem is known as an open, international, “city of peace.” For millions of Palestinians, however, it is a closed, virtually unreachable, city.

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Photo Essay A Magical Vista and Escape from the Everyday

Jerusalem photographer May Herbawe takes us atop the roof of al-Khan market in the Old City, as part of our series on Jerusalemites' favorite places in the city.

Case Study Human Rights Lawyer Fights Deportation for Alleged “Breach of Loyalty”

A Palestinian Jerusalemite lawyer, long a target of state harassment, faces imminent deportation under the recent “breach of loyalty law.”

Backgrounder Precarious, Not Permanent: The Status Held by Palestinian Jerusalemites (Pt. 1)

An in-depth look at the extraordinarily precarious legal status held by Palestinian Jerusalemites, and how it has become more precarious over time

Personal Story Sitti’s Story

An innocent question posed in good faith changes a family’s legal status and that of all its descendants

Photo Afternoon Coffee, Jerusalem Style

A middle-class Palestinian Jerusalemite family enjoying afternoon coffee together, circa 1910

Video The Last Supper: Abu Dis

A powerful testament to the experience of living through the transformative and traumatic period when the wall was built in Jerusalem and its environs.

Personal Story One Day, the Wall Went Up in al-‘Izariyya, Turning This Family’s Lives Upside Down

A generation's labor is lost when the wall comes between a man and his business. A Photo Story.

Who Are the Palestinians of Jerusalem?
Short Take “Celebratory Fever”: Jerusalem’s Social Life in the Diaries of Wasif Jawharriyeh

A prolific diarist offers a glimpse of Jerusalem’s multi-confessional social traditions in the late Ottoman and British Mandate periods.

Backgrounder The West Side Story, Part 1: Jerusalem before “East” and “West”

Before 1948, Jerusalem was not split between an “East” and a “West.” Rather, a cosmopolitan, multiethnic New City grew organically out of the Old City.


Jerusalem Festival 2022 - Stand Up Jerusalem

Various locations throughout Jerusalem and Haifa - see program

An amazing lineup of cultural events, including:

  • The Arab orchestra - National Institute of Music - led by Suhail Khoury
  • The Palestinian group 47SOUL
  • The amazing South African singer and songwriter, Nocembo Nothule Zikode ("Jerusalema")
  • A training in stand-up comedy at the Arab Cultural Center, Haifa
  • And much more!

Tickets now on sale!  at the Arts Shop - Yabous Cultural Centre  11:00 am to 6:00 pm, and during festival days until 8:00 pm

Tickets: NIS 60; NIS 50 for students with valid ID; NIS 300 full pass for all nightly events


Test Hyperlinks Color Issue


Test Hyperlinks Color Issue

Audio Mahasen Nasser El-Din

Palestinian director Mahasen Nasser El-Din talks about her cinematic experience

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Backgrounder UK PM hopeful Rishi Sunak claims Jerusalem 'indisputably' Israel's 'historic capital'

Rishi Sunak claimed Jerusalem is "indisputably" Israel's "historic capital" on Monday, saying a "very strong case" exists for the UK to recognise it as the Israeli seat of government.


Blog Post The Origins of an Iconic Jerusalem Art Form: Armenian Ceramics

We review the book Feast of Ashes, by Sato Moughalian, which chronicles the fascinating origins of the Armenian ceramic tradition in Jerusalem, first introduced there by the author’s grandfather, a refugee from the Armenian genocide, and today an integral part of Palestinian culture in the city. 

Interactive Map The Separation Wall in and around Jerusalem

An interactive map of the Separation Wall in Jerusalem and its environs

Interactive Map Palestinian Jerusalem Governorate (Muhafazat al-Quds)

An interactive map of the Palestinian governorate of Jersalem and its two subdistricts, J1 and J2