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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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Precarious Status

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 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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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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The Separation Wall
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.

Video Everything Is Forbidden

What happens when the state all but decrees that life itself is not permitted? This is the situation that Palestinian residents of al-Nabi Samwil find themselves in.

Graphic Snapshot of Jerusalem’s Diverse History

A look back at Jerusalem’s rulers since ancient times and the city’s population based on more recent censuses

Video The Legal Status of Jerusalem: An Introduction to International Humanitarian Law in the Palestinian Context

An introduction to the applications of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) within the context of the occupied Palestinian Territory (oPT), including East Jerusalem.

Backgrounder Where Is Jerusalem? The Uncertain and Unfixed Boundaries of the City

Where is Jerusalem? The answer is a lot more complex and unclear than you might think.

Graphic How Easy Is It to Access Jerusalem? It’s All about the ID

A daunting, labyrinthine maze of regulations and blockage points stands between holders of certain types of IDs and Jerusalem.

Closure and Access to Jerusalem
Graphic Banned from Entry: How Israel Blacklists Half a Million PA ID Holders, Blocking Them from Entering Jerusalem

The black hole of blacklisting: How Palestinians with PA IDs get wholly banned from Jerusalem with one click on the keyboard

Bio Jack Persekian

An artist, curator, and cultural institution builder who believes that Jerusalem is more than a symbol of holiness

Video The Khalidi Library and the Family that Founded It: Knowledge, Place, and Time

The Khalidi Library, founded and maintained by the Khalidis, a Jerusalemite family with centuries of history in the city, is a local treasure.

Photo Album Jumana El Husseini’s Art Expresses Her Yearning for a Lost Homeland

Through her art, Jumana El Husseini searched for the Palestine and the much-beloved Jerusalem that were denied to her during her adult life.