Ha’aretz’s correspondent covered the story of the city’s unification after the Six-Day War. Fifty years later he revisits the dramatic decision that changed the face of the Middle East. He reports that this critical act, which for 50 years has prevented peace, was not a result of strategic planning or motivated by existential national need…
Search Results for: east jerusalem
For the past six weeks, Israel has been sending paramilitary police forces to raid the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya every evening. The raids, a severe form of collective punishment, have left one young Palestinian dead and hundreds wounded.
A succession of Israeli demolitions this month has left dozens of Palestinians homeless – with winter approaching – or without work. Let’s make our legislators aware of and accountable for this never-ending travesty.
Some tombstone in an East Jerusalem cemetery contained the words “graves of martyrs of the Intifada of Jerusalem.” This was objectionable to Israeli forces, so they raided the cemetery in the middle of the night an broke the tombstones to pieces. That’s how it works under occupation.
The Palestinian Directorate of Education organized a celebration to honor retired Palestinian teachers, but Israeli forces raided the event and sent everyone home.
As with every year, Israel issued a number of permits for West Bank and Gaza Christians to enter Jerusalem during Easter. But then it imposed a week-long closure on the occupied territories for the Jewish Passover holiday, which coincided with Easter celebrations, thus deeming all permits void for this week.
A Palestinian man was killed by Israeli police after he allegedly shot and killed an Israeli. The Palestinian’s refugee camp was then invaded, his home ransacked, his wife & daughter arrested, and his 8-year-old son interrogated…
Israeli women with breast cancer receive medical and social support; Palestinian women regularly experience medical negligence when fighting the same disease.
The Spanish club refuses to play in Jerusalem, following calls by Palestinian leaders to boycott the match against Beitar – a team known for its openly racist fan base.
The Zionist movement, until relatively recently, never regarded Jerusalem as the Jewish people’s ‘eternal, unified’ capital. Now, Israel’s nationalists are willing to set the Middle East ablaze for the sake of Greater Jerusalem