Jerusalem Notebook

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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.”

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.

Who Are the Palestinians of Jerusalem? In Sufism, Food Is a Divine Gift—Izzeldin Bukhari Offers It to Celebrate the Heritage of His People and His City

Izzeldin Bukhari founded Sacred Cuisine to celebrate Palestinian culinary heritage and his city, Jerusalem, and to express the essence of his Sufi religion, which views feeding others as a form of love. 

Closure and Access to Jerusalem Jerusalem Shuts Down in Response to the Lockdown of Shu’fat Refugee Camp

A short vlog chronicling the general strike observed among Palestinian stores in East Jerusalem on October 12, 2022

Closure and Access to Jerusalem After Four Days of Lockdown, a Jerusalem Refugee Camp Calls for Civil Disobedience

Palestinian East Jerusalem responds to a call for civil disobedience from Shu‘fat refugee camp by shutting down completely.

“Stand Up Jerusalem”: 26th Annual Jerusalem Music Festival Showcases Palestinian Talent from Near and Far

Under the theme “Stand Up Jerusalem,” the Jerusalem Music Festival returned for a 26th year featuring six days of music, drama, comedy, and dance.

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.

al-Bustan Hosts Summer Scout Camp for Silwan Youth

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