Old City

Feature Story Armenians Launch Legal Battle to Cancel Controversial Cows’ Garden Land Deal

The land lease deal between the Armenian Patriarchate and the Jerusalem municipality, concluded in secrecy, is now in the courts.

Photo Bab al-Amud as a Community Space, 1920s

A look back in time at Palestinian workers and the Damascus Gate

Blog Post 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?

Photo Album The Armenians of Jerusalem

Armenians have centuries of history in Jerusalem and have made important contributions to the city’s societal and cultural fabric.

Blog Post Reconstructing the Life and Erasure of Jerusalem’s Moroccan Quarter

This definitive history of Jerusalem’s iconic Moroccan Quarter explains its significance over centuries, how Israel destroyed it overnight, and why it still matters. A book review.

Blog Post Open Jerusalem Project Unveils a Gateway to Jerusalem’s Past

Open Jerusalem, a unique archival resource, holds first public events in Palestine and East Jerusalem to showcase its important work.

Feature Story Questionable Secret Land Lease Deal Threatens Historic Armenian Community Land and Property in Old City

The Armenian community responds to a shadowy land deal that could remove a fourth of the Armenian Quarter.

Personal Story Elderly Palestinians Are Expelled from Old City Home after Decades of Struggle

Palestinians Nura Ghayth and Mustafa Sub Laban were expelled from their Old City home after decades of court battles and harassment.

Blog Post “Double Panopticon”: Amnesty International Slams Israeli Facial Recognition Surveillance

Amnesty International says Israel’s use of biometric and facial recognition surveillance supports apartheid.