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.
A Palestinian Jerusalemite remembers his childhood and its terrifying end in the New City neighborhood of Qatamon. An eyewitness testimony to the violent end of the New City.
A young man shares his lifetime of experience of dealing with Israel’s closure of Jerusalem and how it has impacted his entire life.
A vivid memoir attesting to what it was like to live through the violent transformation of the New City of Jerusalem into West Jerusalem in 1947–48
A Palestinian Jerusalemite shares his experience leaving the country through Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.
An innocent question posed in good faith changes a family’s legal status and that of all its descendants
For one young man, the permanent residency that eluded him in his youth is more than enough.
Mai reflects on her reasons for applying for Israeli citizenship and the psychological and emotional cost of that decision.
Zayna finally sought Israeli citizenship so that she could live in her city without constant threat of deportation. But she still does not feel safe.
Betty Majaj, a nurse in Jerusalem, lived through the demise of the New City and its reincarnation into West Jerusalem. This is her story.