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Personal Story For Karam, a Blue ID Is All He Needs—Israeli Citizenship “Is a Behavior-Controlling Tool” That He Eschews

For one young man, the permanent residency that eluded him in his youth is more than enough.

Video The Last Supper: Abu Dis

A powerful testament to the experience of living through the transformative and traumatic period when the wall was built in Jerusalem and its environs.

Backgrounder Al-Jidar: An Instrument of Fragmentation

Twenty years on, Israel’s Separation Wall has wholly reconfigured the geopolitical fabric of Jerusalem and its hinterland, shattering Palestinian communities, families, and lives.

Personal Story Newlywed Dunya’s Dream of Returning to Live in Her Parents’ Ancestral City Collides with Bureaucratic Reality

Dunya’s dream of embarking on a new life with her Jerusalemite husband becomes ensnared in Israeli bureaucracy and endless waiting for legal status.

Backgrounder Jerusalem: A Closed City

Closure, a “temporary” measure introduced in 1991, is the system that controls Palestinians’ movement and blocks millions from accessing Jerusalem.