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Is it time to ‘normalize’ the Temple Mount? by Nave Dromi, The Jerusalem Post, September 13, 2020

Normalization is the buzzword of the moment. We are now normalizing things that had been abnormal for far too long.

Jerusalem’s Changing Demographics: An Overview from the Jerusalem Statistical Yearbook by Nadav Shragai, The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Briefs Vol. 20, No. 13, June 7, 2020

Issawiya and the myth of a united Jerusalem by Eyal Hareuveni, The Times of Israel, May 21, 2020

The city is, in fact, deeply divided, with East Jerusalem communities suffering the often violent effects of the authorities’ deliberate no-planning policy

Jerusalem divided: 1947 by Daniel Chertoff, The Times of Israel, May 18, 2020

It was a ‘hodgepodge’ of neighborhoods. Today, with Arabs and Jews on the corona frontlines, the fissures are slowly fading

Most Jerusalem Palestinians Want Neither Israeli Rule nor Uprising Against It, as Silwan Neighborhood Stands Out for More Militant Views by David Pollock, The Washington Institute, March 13, 2020

New Poll: Palestinians Want All of Jerusalem, Prisoners Not as High a Priority as Widely Thought by Benjamin Kerstein, The Algemeiner, August 27, 2019

The Unique Status of the Jerusalem Suburb of Wadi Hummus by Nadav Shragai, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 19, No. 12, August 12, 2019

The Mirage of an International Jerusalem by Michel Gurfinkiel, Mosaic, July 8, 2019

How the idea of Jerusalem’s status as an “international city” became embedded in countless UN resolutions and foreign policies, and why it is utterly baseless.

The Many Incoherences and Hypocrisies of International Law on Jerusalem by Eugene Kontorovich, Mosaic, July 15, 2019

There’s a quadruple standard at work: a double standard within a double standard.

The Truth about Jerusalem’s City of David – The Lies about Silwan by Nadav Shragai, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Viewpoints No. 624, July 2019

Make Jerusalem a priority by David M. Weinberg, The Jerusalem Post, June 7, 2019

A glimpse of 19th century Jerusalem by Gil Weissblei, The Times of Israel, June 2, 2019

Greater Jerusalem, 2019

Greater Jerusalem, 2019

How Muslims transformed Jerusalem into a sacred city for Islam by Alex Grobman, Arutz Sheva/Israel National News, June 2, 2019

One year later, the US embassy move has produced lasting gains by Evelyn Gordon, Jewish News Syndicate, May 22, 2019

Expecting other countries to go from having never even considered moving their embassies to actually doing so in just 12 months was fatuous. But they have gone from a situation in which recognizing Jerusalem was unthinkable to one in which it’s being actively debated.

Deal with It: Jerusalem is Israel’s Capital by Pesach Benson,, April 28, 2019

Fight foreign subversion in east Jerusalem by David M. Weinberg, The Jerusalem Post, February 14, 2019

Is ‘East Jerusalem’ Palestinian Territory? by Avi Bell, The Times of Israel, December 16, 2018

What country has legal sovereignty over Jerusalem?

‘International consensus’ on Jerusalem is baseless by Eldad Beck, Israel Hayom, November 30, 2018

Canadian legal scholar Dr. Jacques Gauthier has devoted 20 years to the thorny question of the ownership of Jerusalem, and has concluded that Israel has unquestionable sovereignty not only over the whole city, but over Judea and Samaria as well.

East Jerusalem: A Window On West Bank Annexation by Evan Gottesman, Israel Policy Exchange, October 31, 2018

As Jerusalem Votes, Watch the Arab Turnout by Daniel Gordis, Bloomberg, October 28, 2018

Five percent isn’t enough to sway the election, but it would show that change is afoot. “Peace is not going to come at any point in the near future,” one of them said to me, “but when it comes, that is what it is going to look like.”

Jerusalem’s Arabs under Threat on the Eve of the City’s Municipal Elections by Nadav Shragai, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 18, No. 24, August 22, 2018

Jerusalem: Why Palestinian Leaders Say Don’t Vote by Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute, August 31, 2018

As the tide changes in Jerusalem, will the city’s Arab population participate in mayoral elections? by Lior Schillat, The Jewish Chronicle, June 15, 2018

East Jerusalem Arabs have gradually been separating from their West Bank counterparts.

The End of an Era for Jerusalem’s Arab Residents by David Koren, Jewish Policy Center, Spring 2018

The Arabs of eastern Jerusalem are caught in a vortex of emotions and mixed feelings of despair and hope, fatigue and vigor, envy and pride, dream and reality. The contrast between the strong national and religious symbolism that Jerusalem (or al-Quds, in Arabic) holds for its Arab residents on the one hand, and their accelerated integration into Israeli society, both in the city and elsewhere, on the other has entangled them in a thicket of contradictions.

On Jerusalem, Trump shows that the emperor had no clothes by Evelyn Gordon, Jewish News Syndicate, May 23, 2018

Recognizing the capital of the Jewish state—and considering the possible move of international embassies there—is now openly being debated in regions of the globe where Israel has faced considerable hostility in recent years.

Moving US embassy to Jerusalem could help end the conflict by Amb. Daniel B. Shapiro, CNN, May 14, 2018

Lawfare Project encouraged by U.S. Embassy in Israel relocation to Jerusalem, The Lawfare Project, May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018: A historic day by David Harris, The Jerusalem Post, May 13, 2018

Let’s do the time warp: Stunning pix of Jerusalem from over 100 years ago by Yaakov Schwartz, The Times of Israel, May 13, 2018

In honor of Jerusalem Day, the City of David Archive presents a selection of photos taken in the capital of the Jewish world well before the foundation of the state

The Status of Jerusalem in International and Israeli Law by Shmuel Berkowitz, The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, April 2018

Documentary film: Roadmap Jerusalem, Rabbi Nolan Lebovitz, March 2018

A Jerusalem Solution: One Sovereignty, Multiple Local Authorities by Nadav Shragai, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, March 2018

Let Abbas Know: The Eternal Capital of “Palestine” Isn’t Jerusalem, Its Damascus by Bennett Ruda, Daled Amos, February 26, 2018

Jewish-Arab Coexistence in Jerusalem and Local Elections by Nadav Shragai, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 18, No. 3, February 21, 2018

Israel must rule generously in Jerusalem by David M. Weinberg, The Jerusalem Post, February 8, 2018

Recognizing Jerusalem as capital — what’s the big deal? by Nevet Basker, J. (the Jewish News of Northern California), January 4, 2018

U.S. Liberal Jews Read It Wrong. Trump’s Call on Jerusalem Was Good for the Peace Camp by Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, Haaretz, December 19, 2017

The ties that bind Jerusalem by Matti Friedman, The Globe and Mail, December 15, 2017

If you count every single violent fatality reported [in Jerusalem] this year in this city of 860,000 – not just political violence but apolitical homicides, too – the number is 27. That’s 27 too many, obviously. But it’s worth pointing out that 27 is less than a quarter of the homicide number last year in Jacksonville, Fla., a U.S. city the same size. [….] This week, I went to one of the big supermarkets in the [Talpiot Industrial] zone, on Ha’Oman Street, where much of the city does its grocery shopping. This is an Israeli area, but of the 50-odd workers I counted among the aisles of produce and cereal, at least two-thirds were Palestinian. One cashier, a Jewish woman in a modest hair covering, was serving three Muslim women in modest hair coverings. At a SuperPharm nearby, the scene was similar – an Arab female pharmacist serving a Jewish woman with a prescription, a Jewish cashier and two Arab guys stocking the shelves. [….] Palestinians and Israelis might not like each other, but their fates are becoming more tightly entwined, and everyone has more to lose if things fall apart. That’s a big part of the city’s secret glue. The glue is tested frequently – by a war in Gaza, for example, by Muslim sensitivities about the al-Aqsa Mosque, by Jewish extremism, by Muslim extremism or by Mr. Trump’s embassy announcement and the resulting calls for violence across the Arab world. The glue has held. [….] If you think an embassy is more important than a supermarket, you’ll miss the human drama in the produce aisle.

I Was Wrong About The Jerusalem Violence. What Have I Learned? by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, December 14, 2017

To the Term “East Jerusalem” by Yisrael Medad, My Right Word, December 4, 2017 (includes historical maps and demographic data)

Our chance with Jerusalem’s Arabs by Nadav Shragai, The Jerusalem Post, November 27, 2017

Here is a different, optimistic viewpoint on the position and placement of east Jerusalem’s Arabs within the fabric of Israeli society: 42% of this budget-deprived community, despite living in neighborhoods whose level of infrastructure and services is often reminiscent of developing nations, feel a sense of belonging to Israeli society – a very high and surprising statistic.

Is the Western Wall Judaism’s Holiest Site? by F.M. Loewenberg, Middle East Quarterly Volume 24: Number 4, Fall 2017

Jerusalem’s Forever Crisis by Yardena Schwartz, Foreign Policy, August 2, 2017

The epicenter of the Arab-Israeli crisis will always be the Temple Mount, where both sides struggle over ancient history and modern-day politics. [….] If anything can be learned from these gory two weeks, it’s that this crisis was never really about the metal detectors. In the end, it boils down to an issue that has remained unresolved for much of the last century: Who controls this one slice of Jerusalem, which is the holiest site in the world to Jews and the third-holiest to Muslims? The crisis serves as a testament to the starkly different narratives surrounding this site and, in turn, the Arab-Israeli conflict itself.

The High Stakes Focus On Jerusalem by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, July 20, 2017

On Temple Mount, Israel long since made its fundamental compromise by David Horovitz, The Times of Israel, July 18, 2017

Arabs killed Arabs at a holy site, the Jews are trying to ensure that it doesn’t happen again, and the Arab world is furious with the Jews about it. Rightly or wrongly, the Jewish state voluntarily gave up control of its holiest place 50 years ago; any tweak it makes now to try to prevent a new wave of violence is marginal by comparison.

Putting Jerusalem on the map: Ancient drawings of the holy city by Tali Farkash, The Jerusalem Post, June 19, 2017

From a monk’s simple and enchanting illustration, through the French diplomat who omitted all Muslim sites from his ‘accurate’ map, to the Spanish Jesuit scholar who sketched elements that were archaeologically confirmed later on: Dr. Milka Levy-Rubin of the National Library of Israel explores Jerusalem’s different transformations as they were seen by Christian pilgrims, researchers and scholars.

Video: Fifty Seconds of Jerusalem (0’50”), Jun 5, 2017

Beware Islamization in Jerusalem by David M. Weinberg, Israel Hayom, June 1, 2017

Félix Bonfils (1831-1885): Jews at the Western Wall in 1870

Video: Jerusalem: Unite or Divide? (4’58”) by Keep Jerusalem, May 23, 2017

A How-To Guide for Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem by Einat Wilf, Fikra Forum, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 2017

So You Want to Move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem? Here’s How. by Amb. Dan Shapiro, Foreign Policy, January 31, 2017

A blueprint for fulfilling the Trump administration’s promise without wrecking hopes for Israeli-Palestinian peace

What Trump Would Gain from Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem by Robert Satloff, The Washington Post, January 25, 2017

An Untenable Status Quo on the Mount by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, January 12, 2017

The Question of Jerusalem in Kerry’s Peace Plan by Dr. Lior Lehrs, Israel Policy Center, Matzav Blog, January 12, 2017

Could an Embassy in Jerusalem Bring Us Closer to Peace? by Martin Indyk, The New York Times, January 4, 2017

There’s more than one way to move a US embassy by David Horovitz, The Times of Israel, December 21, 2016

You can announce the relocation as an in-your-face rejection of all non-Israeli claims to Jerusalem. Or you can highlight the fact that the site is in pre-1967, ostensibly non-disputed Israeli West Jerusalem, and assert that its opening prejudges nothing. And a whole host of other ideas besides

4000 Years of Jerusalem History in 5 Minutes, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

The Colonial Origins of U.S. Policy on Jerusalem by Seth J. Frantzman, The Jerusalem Post, December 19, 2016

Why UNESCO Shouldn’t Treat Jerusalem as a Weapon by Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. Joffe, The National Interest, November 6, 2016

Why the Arab terror in Jerusalem? by Dr. Mordechai Kedar, Arutz Sheva/Israel National News, October 16, 2016

Why is there active Arab terror in Jerusalem and almost none in other Israeli cities with large Arab populations?

Undivided: Jerusalem by the numbers by Yehuda Shohat,, June 8, 2016

A quick look at the numbers clearly shows that East and West Jerusalem cannot be split from each other. The West side’s economy is too heavily dependent on East-Jerusalem labor.

New Proposal to Divide Jerusalem Unites People Against It by Isabel Kershner, The New York Times, March 6, 2016

A plan promoted by a group of liberal Israeli Jews would fence off most of the Palestinian neighborhoods and transfer responsibility for their residents to the Palestinian Authority.

Is It Wrong To Want A Jewish Mayor Of Jerusalem? by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, February 25, 2016

Interactive Map of the Jerusalem Startup Ecosystem

To End Violence, Scrap PA Curriculum by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, November 23, 2015

The Muslim Schism over Jerusalem by Pinhas Inbari, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vo. 15, No. 30, September 22, 2015 (pdf)

Half of Jerusalem’s Palestinians Would Prefer Israeli to Palestinian Citizenship by David Pollock, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 21, 2015 (see also: Half of Jerusalem Arabs want to be Israelis, The Times of Israel, August 19, 2015)

Video: Jerusalem by Drone (4’13”) by Bill Oak, June 21, 2015

Jerusalem then and now: A journey in photos by Noam Chen, The Times of Israel, May 14, 2015

Jerusalem: Delusions of Division by Nadav Shragai

Jerusalem tries out ‘broken windows’ policing by Evelyn Gordon, Jerusalem Post, November 18, 2014

The “Status Quo” on the Temple Mount by Nadav Shragai, The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Viewpoints No. 604, November 13, 2014

Jerusalem, On A Knife’s Edge by Jonathan Schanzer, Foreign Policy, November 10, 2014

Growing Jerusalem unrest sparks fears of a third intifada by David M. Weinberg, Israel Hayom, September 19, 2014

Nir Barkat: preparing Jerusalem for the next 100 years by Yoni Goldstein, Canadian Jewish News, June 2, 2014

Jerusalem Population Statistics (as of the end of 2012), Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, May 2014

Regaining control in Jerusalem by David M. Weinberg, Israel Hayom, April 25, 2014

Jerusalem is Not up for Grabs by Efraim Inbar, BESA Center Perspectives, April 10, 2014

See the First Photographs Ever Taken of Jerusalem by Rose Eveleth, Smithsonian Magazine, January 23, 2014

Since 1844, millions of photographs have probably been taken of Jerusalem. But these blurry snaps are the very first, taken by French photographer Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey in 1844.

The Big Problem in Jerusalem Isn’t the Jews by Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary, September 22, 2013

French Hill and Isaweea by Ira Sharkansky, Jerusalem Post, September 15, 2013

Why Some Palestinians Want to Learn Like Israelis by Ben Lynfield, Christian Science Monitor, September 13, 2013

Statistical Yearbook of Jerusalem, 2013 Edition by The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, August 2013 (see also video introduction, Jerusalem in Numbers, 1’47”)

Take a ride to a view by Leeor Bronis and Nicole Levin, Times of Israel, August 2, 2013: “A day’s journey around Jerusalem’s scenic points, from bridges and rooftops to window frames and overlooks.”

Jerusalem Light Rail, Revisited by Nevet Basker, Letters from Israel, July 23, 2013Jerusalem: The Biography

Building in Jerusalem Won’t Prevent Peace by Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary, June 28, 2013

PHOTOS: City of Gold and Dreams and Blood by Aviram Valdman, The Tower, June 2013

Surreal, 100-year-old footage shows Jerusalem as you’ve never seen it by Ruth Eglash, Washington Post, May 9, 2013

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem by David M. Weinberg, Israel Hayom, May 8, 2013

Is Jerusalem Really Negotiable? An Analysis of Jerusalem’s Place in the Peace Process by Amb. Alan Baker, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Strategic Perspectives No.11, February 2013

A surprising process of ‘Israelization’ is taking place among Palestinians in East Jerusalem by Nir Hasson, Haaretz, December 27, 2012

On the Jerusalem Light Rail by Nevet Basker, Letters from Israel, August 8, 2012 (see also video, Jerusalem Light Rail Montage)

Dividing Jerusalem Is Physically Impossible by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, May 21, 2012

How the EU-NGO alliance destabilizes Jerusalem by Gerald Steinberg and Naftali Balanson, Times of Israel, May 20, 2012

Video: Indivisible Jerusalem (4’39”), Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, April 2012

Video: What is the Capital of Israel? (2’26”), Zion Square, March 29, 2012: AP reporter Matthew Lee asks US State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland if Jerusalem was the capital of Israel

Barkat proposes changing Jerusalem’s borders by Melanie Lidman, Jerusalem Post, December 17, 2011

Political Agreement in Jerusalem
Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies

What Do the Arabs of East Jerusalem Really Want? by David Pollock, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 11, No. 14, September 7, 2011

Time to Assert Jerusalem’s Jewish Heritage by Nathan Diament, JTA, May 31, 2011

Video: The Media Myth of Two Cities, Honest Reporting

The Palestinians of East Jerusalem: What Do They Really Want? Survey conducted by Pechter Middle East Polls in partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations, January 12, 2011 [pdf] (see also Poll: Jerusalem Arabs prefer Israel by Yitzhak Benhorin,, January 13, 2011 and Poll: East J’lem residents prefer Israeli citizenship by Elior Levy,, May 5, 2011)

Video: The Media Myth of Two Cities (5’32”), Honest Reporting, May 1, 2011

Jerusalem – A Divided City by Rabbi Michael (Micky) Boyden, We Are For Israel, November 10, 2010

Is Jerusalem Sacred for Muslims? by Hagai Mazuz and Harold Rhode, Gatestone Institute, October 20, 2010

Video: Jerusalem 1918 (8’13”), September 11, 2010

Demography, Geopolitics, and the Future of Israel’s Capital: Jerusalem’s Proposed Master Plan by Nadav Shragai, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 27, 2010

The Mayor’s Vision for Jerusalem by Mayor Nir Barkat, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 10, No. 5, August 1, 2010 [video]Jerusalem Settlements

Construction, demolitions, and evictions in the Jerusalem area by Missing Peace, April 29, 2010

Obama’s Jerusalem Stonewall by Mortimer Zuckerman, Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2010

O Jerusalem by David Harris, Huffington Post, April 18, 2010

Jerusalem: The Dangers of Division, An Alternative to Separation from the Arab Neighborhoods by Nadav Shragai, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, 2008 [pdf]

A Letter to the World from Jerusalem by Eliezer ben Yisrael (Stanley Goldfoot), The Times of Israel, August 1969