Dr. Rassem Khamaisi is a geographer and urban and regional planner. He is Professor of Urban Planning in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Haifa University and Chairman of Kufr Kanna Center for Planning and Research. His work concentrates on public administration, public participation, local government, and urban management, with a special focus on alternative and counter urban planning, urban geography, water management.
Israel froze modern LSR in East Jerusalem in 1967. In 2018, it reversed this policy in an open attempt to strengthen its sovereignty over the contested area.