Vol. 21 No. 2 , 2015
Young Voices from Jerusalem

Jerusalem is at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But Jerusalem is not only a territory or the site of holy places but its the people who live and experience life in the city day by day. These people know more than anyone else what the complexities of living in a united-divided city are. Jerusalem is a unique city where one side — the Israeli side — insists, by mandate of power and military occupation, that it is its sole eternal capital, while the other side rejects the occupation and the unilateral annexation of East Jerusalem, which it insists is an integral part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the capital of Palestine.

After almost half a century of false claims that the city is united, the reality of the city states clearly that Jerusalem is a divided city with two totally different societies each with its own social fabric, lifestyle, and national affiliation.

The more time passes, the more the two societies are growing farther apart from
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Table of Contents
  1. Young Voices from the United-Divided City of Jerusalem ( )

    By Ziad AbuZayyad and Hillel Schenker Vol. 21 No. 2 2015
  2. Focus
  3. Israelization of East Jerusalem, Land through Identity and the Question of Citizenship ( )
    Constrained under Israeli urban planning and demographic policies and disconnected from the Palestinian Authority, Palestinian Jerusalemites are facing fateful life decisions.
    By Tariq S. Nassar Vol. 21 No. 2 2015
  4. Palestinians in West Jerusalem: Economic Dependency Amid Violent Contestation ( )
    Growing economic dependency and the the global culture of consumption have fostered the mixing of the two populations in workspaces and commercial areas.
    By Marik Shtern Vol. 21 No. 2 2015
  5. Education as a Tool to Preserve the Palestinian National and Cultural Identity in East Jerusalem ( )
    How can Palestinian Jerusalemites empower educational institutions in East Jerusalem to ensure their right to education and maintain their national identity?
    By Yahya Hijazi Vol. 21 No. 2 2015
  6. The Stones of Jerusalem ( )
    Jerusalem is its people, not just its stones. And while the city stands tall, its people are in ruins.
    By Sahar Vardi Vol. 21 No. 2 2015
  7. Lack of Security for Palestinians ( )
    Whether Palestinians protest violently or nonviolently Israel responds with military force, so how can the violence end in the Occupied Palestinian Territories without an end to occupation?
    By Amira Abd-Elrahim Vol. 21 No. 2 2015
  8. The Fate of Jerusalem Should Be Decided by Its People ( )
    If Jerusalem is the center and microcosm of the conflict, then Jerusalemites are the ones who need to lead the charge for change.
    By Shalom Boguslavsky Vol. 21 No. 2 2015
  9. Freedom of Expression and Social Media in Palestine ( )
    Social media should be protected as a platform for freedom of expression and not be used as a pretext to hunt down Palestinian activists.
    By Ziad Khalil AbuZayyad Vol. 21 No. 2 2015
  10. Jerusalem Between the Veteran and the Younger Generation ( )
    It is time for generational change in the Israeli peace camp, with the old guard’s insights about why it failed to win public support for a peace agreement.
    By Meir Margalit Vol. 21 No. 2 2015
  11. An Assessment of Dialogue-Based Initiatives in Light of the Anti-Normalization Criticisms and Mobility Restrictions ( )
    The positive impacts of dialogue-based initiatives are undermined by the lack of freedom of movement and unequal civil rights under the discriminatory system in place.
    By Silvia Hassouna Vol. 21 No. 2 2015
  12. Young Palestinian Prisoners from East Jerusalem: Agitators of Community Activists? ( )
    The more youth become actively involved in confronting the occupation, the more prison will remain a persistent feature of Palestinian society in Jerusalem.
    By Scott Ratner Vol. 21 No. 2 2015
  13. Experiences, Best Practices, and Failures of Working with Youth in Jerusalem ( )
    We can reform peace education to make it more effective, but teaching conflict transformation at a national level may be just as critical.
    By Liza Bernstein and Deema Yusuf Vol. 21 No. 2 2015
  14. Twenty Years of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Education: A Research Retrospective ( )
    Hundreds of participants of youth peace education programs – Jewish Israeli, Israeli Palestinians, and Palestinians in the Occupied Territories – have gone on to engage in peace-building efforts.
    By Ned Lazarus Vol. 21 No. 2 2015
  15. Forecasting the “Third Intifada” Storm? Thoughts on the Suitability of the Term to Address Violent Outbreaks in East Jerusalem ( )
    History does not need to move forward lineally to a third or fourth or fifth intifada.
    By Ignacio Rullansky Vol. 21 No. 2 2015
  16. Roundtable
  17. Young Palestinian Voices from East Jerusalem ( )
    Held on Saturday Oct. 24 in East Jerusalem with seven young Palestinians
    Vol. 21 No. 2 2015
  18. Young Israeli Voices from West Jerusalem ( )
    Held on Tuesday Oct. 20th in West Jerusalem Racheli Ibenboim, Hagit Ofran, Einat Yiftach-El, Yossi Saidov, Ehud Uziel, Eran Tzidikiyahu, and Hava Schwartz. Moderator: Shalom Boguslavsky.
    Vol. 21 No. 2 2015
  19. Viewpoint
  20. Parameters for a Two-State Solution ( )
    A detailed description of what is needed to achieve a two-state solution.
    By Raphael Cohen-Almagor Vol. 21 No. 2 2015
  21. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  22. Dearest Love In the Casbah ( )

    By Salma Khadra Jayyusi Vol. 21 No. 2 2015
  23. A Prayer to the New Year ( )

    By Fadwa Tuqan Vol. 21 No. 2 2015
  24. Documents
  25. Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No (58) ( )

    Vol. 21 No. 2 2015