The starting point for anyone wanting to grasp the realities faced by Jerusalem’s Palestinians
Palestinians comprise nearly half the population of Jerusalem and have built, and shaped, the city for centuries, yet their stories are rarely told.
The erased and all-too-often forgotten violent history of how West Jerusalem came to be
In Jerusalem as in the rest of the country, land is the locus of the struggle for control. Here we explore the status of land in Jerusalem and its environs.
Israel has used Jewish settlement as a pivotal strategy to control, disrupt, and radically transform the Jerusalem geopolitical landscape.
Jerusalem is known as an open, international, “city of peace.” For millions of Palestinians, however, it is a closed, virtually unreachable, city.
Israel's Separation Wall, called al-jidar by Palestinians, has drastically reshaped the geopolitical fabric of Jerusalem.
Most Palestinian Jerusalemites have a legal status that is unique in the world: Although they are indigenous, they are stateless.
A Palestinian Jerusalemite remembers his childhood and its terrifying end in the New City neighborhood of Qatamon. An eyewitness testimony to the violent end of the New City.
An inventory of Palestinian villages in the Jerusalem area pre-1948 and their erasure and replacement
An Israeli street sign in Qatamon in West Jerusalem, formerly a Palestinian neighborhood, demonstrates that the past is very much still present.
A woman’s attempt to reconcile her English and Palestinian identities leads her to Jerusalem to search for the Qatamon home her family left in 1948.
The story of how Palestinian homes in Jerusalem (and elsewhere) whose owners fled in search of temporary safety were systematically looted, including their libraries, even before the war had ended
A Palestinian woman returns to Jerusalem to rediscover and reclaim her mother’s city for her.
A Palestinian physician and public servant who was the “father of pediatrics in Jerusalem”
A nurse from Lebanon who married a Jerusalemite and moved to the city right before the Nakba and embraced the responsibilities thrust upon her for caring for the sick, wounded, and disabled of the city over decades
The neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah has historically been the northern gateway to the Old City and a home to powerful Palestinian families and consulates.