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Who Are the Palestinians of Jerusalem?

Palestinians comprise nearly half the population of Jerusalem and have built, and shaped, the city for centuries, yet their stories are rarely told.

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Precarious Status

Most Palestinian Jerusalemites have a legal status that is unique in the world: Although they are indigenous, they are stateless.

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The Separation Wall

Israel's Separation Wall, called al-jidar by Palestinians, has drastically reshaped the geopolitical fabric of Jerusalem.

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Closure and Access to Jerusalem

Jerusalem is known as an open, international, “city of peace.” For millions of Palestinians, however, it is a closed, virtually unreachable, city.

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Blog Post Ramadan Moments: Old City of Jerusalem

A short vlog that evokes the sights and sounds of Ramadan in the Old City of Jerusalem, from morning into night—those moments that are not darkened by violent encounters.

Blog Post Ma‘moul and Ka‘ek: The Anticipated Rewards after Fasting during Holidays

A holiday tradition for Christian and Muslim Jerusalemites alike, these delicacies date back centuries and reward those who abstained from food to grow spiritually.

Blog Post The Holy Light: From Jerusalem to the World

The Miracle of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem thrilled worshippers who managed to get in to see it, but thousands were blocked by new police restrictions that caused community outrage.

Precarious Status
Personal Story The Day I Forgot My ID Card

The everyday experience of moving about in Jerusalem while Palestinian

Personal Story “We Are All Mikey”

A Palestinian Jerusalemite shares his experience leaving the country through Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.

Blog Post Hakawati Husam Abu Eisheh: “The Heaviness of Jerusalem Makes Us Who We Are”

Palestinian storyteller Husam Abu Eisheh has dedicated his talents to creating theater in Jerusalem for decades, using humor as resistance. 

Photo Essay Soup for All: A Centuries-Old Tradition of Community Care

Palestinian photographer Muath al-Khatib visits a community kitchen that warms his heart as part of our series on Jerusalemites’ favorite places in the city.

 

Blog Post From a Traumatized Teen to a Trauma Healer and Yogi: Ashira Ramadan’s Story

Traumatized and paralyzed as a teenager, an intrepid journalist found healing through holistic medicine and yoga.

Photo Essay The Gates of the Old City

A quick guide to the often-confusing gates to the Old City of Jerusalem

What Is Jerusalem?
Backgrounder The Destruction of Jerusalem’s Moroccan Quarter: From Centuries-Old Maghrebi Community to Western Wall Prayer Plaza

How Israel razed an 800-year-old historic Muslim neighborhood in the dead of night within hours of occupying East Jerusalem

Graphic Palestinians in the Jerusalem Municipality

A quick visual overview of the demographic breakdown of Palestinians whom Israel counts as being resident inside the municipal boundaries of Jerusalem, based on Israeli data

Graphic Unrepresented

Who represents Palestinians in Jerusalem?

Photo Album “Present Absentees” Look Back: A Jerusalemite Family’s Journey from West to East, 1930–2021

A photo album depicting the story of the Sabella family, part of the Jerusalem elite, before and after the 1948 War

Closure and Access to Jerusalem
Interview Closure and the Dismemberment of Jerusalem

What is closure, and how does it block Palestinians with certain IDs from moving freely? We asked Yael Berda, who worked within and studied this little-understood bureaucracy.

Graphic Banned from Entry: How Israel Blacklists Half a Million PA ID Holders, Blocking Them from Entering Jerusalem

The black hole of blacklisting: How Palestinians with PA IDs get wholly banned from Jerusalem with one click on the keyboard

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Palestinian Women’s Products Exhibition

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Exhibit hours: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Hind Husseini College

Al-Quds University

Ibn Juber St., Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem

Free and open to the public

Centre for Jerusalem Studies, al-Quds University

Blog Post Four Generations and 100 Years of Ceramic Artistry: The Balian Design Studio

Photographer Mustafa al-Kharouf reveals his love for Armenian ceramic art as part of our series on Jerusalemites’ favorite places in the city.

Blog Post Ramadan Moments: Old City of Jerusalem

A short vlog that evokes the sights and sounds of Ramadan in the Old City of Jerusalem, from morning into night—those moments that are not darkened by violent encounters.

Blog Post Ramadan, Nonetheless

While Ramadan 2022 was marked by repeated confrontations between the community and the police, Jerusalemites still managed to celebrate their holiday in traditional ways, as these photos show. 

Bio Fatima Budeiri

An Arabic language teacher and media personality who became the first Palestinian woman to work as a radio broadcaster

Blog Post The Holy Light: From Jerusalem to the World

The Miracle of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem thrilled worshippers who managed to get in to see it, but thousands were blocked by new police restrictions that caused community outrage.

Graphic Snapshot of Jerusalem’s Diverse History

A look back at Jerusalem’s rulers since ancient times and the city’s population based on more recent censuses

Backgrounder The West Side Story, Part 4: The Erasure of the New City and Its Transformation into Jewish West Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s New City was violently transformed and severed from the rest of Jerusalem, its Palestinian inhabitants exiled and banned from returning to this day.

Interview Challenged, the Police Back Down and Remove 10 Internal Checkpoints from Sheikh Jarrah

How did a Palestinian NGO compel the Jerusalem police to remove 10 internal checkpoints in Sheikh Jarrah? A conversation with Adalah’s Suhad Bishara.

Blog Post Ma‘moul and Ka‘ek: The Anticipated Rewards after Fasting during Holidays

A holiday tradition for Christian and Muslim Jerusalemites alike, these delicacies date back centuries and reward those who abstained from food to grow spiritually.