Jerusalem Notebook

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Muslims in Jerusalem Celebrate the Prophet’s Birthday

Muslims in Jerusalem turned out for a rare festive day.

Palestinian Jerusalemites Form List and File to Enter Upcoming Jerusalem Municipal Election, Bucking Decades of Boycott History

Since 1967, Palestinian Jerusalemites have largely boycotted the Jerusalem municipal elections. Will this time be any different?

One East Jerusalem Neighborhood Boasts Two Muay Thai Champions

Meet the Palestinian champions of the martial art and combat sport of Muay Thai in East Jerusalem.

Hallaq Family Takes Murder Case against Israeli Police to Supreme Court

After the policeman charged with killing Eyad Hallaq was acquitted in July 2023, prosecutors declined to appeal. Now Hallaq’s family is taking them to court.

Eyad al-Hallaq: The Last Hour

What happened to Eyad al-Hallaq, 32, an autistic man who was just walking to his special needs school in Jerusalem’s Old City with his caretaker?

The Many Missions of the Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC)

Since 1991, the Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC) has tackled discrimination and violence against women within Palestinian society in East Jerusalem and beyond.

Israel Approves Funding Plan for East Jerusalem—with an Ominous Condition

The government approved a continuation of Decision 3790 funding for East Jerusalem with a 50 percent increase—but with what real intentions and what ultimate results?

Precarious Status Yesterday, I Was a “Security Threat”—Today, I Am Welcome in Jerusalem

Israel tried treating Palestinian Americans like other US tourists, and I was finally able to visit my capital city.