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Backgrounder The History of Israeli Settlement Expansion in and around East Jerusalem from 1967 to 1993

From 1967 to 1993, successive Israeli governments laid the foundations for an expanding settlement enterprise to Judaize Jerusalem and its surroundings.

Blog Post Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem Plugs New Plan to Reduce the Number of Non-Jews in the Country

“The idea is to encourage non-Jews to relocate outside the borders of our country.”

Short Take The Sakakini House: Tracing Israel’s Bureaucracy of Collective Confiscation through One Treasured Home

“All we talk about is the house”—A timeline showing how a Palestinian home in what became West Jerusalem was confiscated and passed to Jewish ownership and its origins erased

Short Take How Israel Applies the Absentees’ Property Law to Confiscate Palestinian Property in Jerusalem

Israel uses the 1950 Absentees’ Property Law and several amendments to it to confiscate Palestinian property across East Jerusalem and give it to Jewish settlers.

Blog Post Palestinians in Jerusalem Reject Israeli Attempts to Impose a Distorted Curriculum in Schools

Why are Palestinian schools in East Jerusalem going on strike and protesting? We spoke with a lifelong Jerusalem resident, parent, and community activist to find out.

Backgrounder The Three Israeli Settlement Rings in and around East Jerusalem: Supplanting Palestinian Jerusalem

Israel’s settlements in and around Jerusalem take the shape of three rings that contribute to Judaizing the city and fragmenting its Palestinian communities.

Blog Post In Batn al-Hawa, a Neighborhood Targeted for Forcible Expulsions, the Eyes Bear Witness

An art installation project in the Batn al-Hawa neighborhood of Silwan sends a message to the world.

Blog Post al-Bustan Hosts Summer Scout Camp for Silwan Youth

A summer camp offers Silwan scouts an exciting and character-building experience.

Blog Post New Digital Mapping Platform Shares Sheikh Jarrah’s Story with the World

A research agency in the UK launches a new digital platform to explain how Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah are being forcibly displaced by Israel.