The starting point for anyone wanting to grasp the realities faced by Jerusalem’s Palestinians
Palestinians comprise nearly half the population of Jerusalem and have built, and shaped, the city for centuries, yet their stories are rarely told.
The erased and all-too-often forgotten violent history of how West Jerusalem came to be
Jerusalem is known as an open, international, “city of peace.” For millions of Palestinians, however, it is a closed, virtually unreachable, city.
Israel's Separation Wall, called al-jidar by Palestinians, has drastically reshaped the geopolitical fabric of Jerusalem.
Most Palestinian Jerusalemites have a legal status that is unique in the world: Although they are indigenous, they are stateless.
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Who lived in the New City Palestinian neighborhood of Qatamon, that ceased to exist as such after 1948?
Milestone events in the evolution of Palestinian national and citizenship rights
What does it mean to have “no status” (i.e., to be stateless) after the state revokes one’s residency?
Palestinians who hold permanent-resident status must satisfy the state that Jerusalem is their “center of life” in order to continue enjoying that status. But how frequently?
A glimpse of the world that used to be
How a routine bureaucratic requirement becomes a tool for subjugation and population control
To what extent are the basics of daily life dependent on holding an ID for a Palestinian Jerusalemite?