Facts about East Jerusalem
East Jerusalem refers to the parts of Jerusalem captured by Jordan in
the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and then taken by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day
East Jerusalem is the part of Jerusalem that was captured by Israel in
the 1967 Six-Day War and remains under belligerent occupation. This
territory includes the Jerusalem Old City and some of the holiest
sites of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, including the Temple Mount
and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
East Jerusalem represents the eastern half of the once divided city
and became the focus of Palestinian settlement around the Old City of
Jerusalem in the period after the Second World War and Israeli
independence in 1948.
Since East Jerusalem was annexed in 1967, the government of Israels
primary goal in Jerusalem has been to create a demographic and
geographic situation that will thwart any future attempt to challenge
Israeli sovereignty over the city.
judaise East Jerusalem, expand the municipality of Jerusalem, and
maintain a Jewish majority in Jerusalem at the expense of the
Palestinian community, in violation of international humanitarian law
and human rights law (UNCHR, 12 July 1995; ICAHD, March 2007; B'tselem,
A Palestinian man walks past Israeli police standing guard after Friday prayers in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Ras Al Amoud June 4, 2010.
A Palestinian man walks past Israeli police standing guard after
Friday prayers in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Ras Al Amoud
June 4, 2010.
only if Arab East Jerusalem, which Israel occupies illegally, is
included.) The United States has never had its Embassy in Jerusalem
because Jerusalem has never been the internationally recognized
capital of Israel.
“The 75 km Wall being built in East Jerusalem is an instrument of
social engineering designed to achieve the Judaization of Jerusalem by
reducing the number of Palestinians in the city.
East Jerusalem is crucial to two-state solution by Ghassan Khatib
Israeli policy on Jerusalem is consistent with the current Israeli
government's reluctance to seriously entertain a two-state solution.
. Working at cross-purposes by Yossi Alpher
Obama deserves our support. Instead the prime minister of Israel
predominantly Arab neighborhood of East Jerusalem could start at any
time, Israeli officials and experts said Wednesday, as Israeli plans
for Jewish residential building in the contested territory continued
to upset peace efforts and strain ties between Israel and the United
States. Jerusalem city officials approved the...
Israel: East Jerusalem construction to continue Houston Chronicle2010-03-21
JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Sunday that
Israel would not restrict construction in east Jerusalem, a step the
Palestinians, who want East Jerusalem as the capital of their future
The international community considers East Jerusalem occupied
territory. Building on occupied land is illegal under international
law, but Israel regards East Jerusalem - which it annexed in 1967 - as
Palestinians in East Jerusalem, mainly the fact that most of the land
in East Jerusalem is not registered, and according to the rules
recently adopted by the Interior Ministry it is impossible to submit
an application for a building permit without the long and expensive
process of land registration (for details on the difficulties in
occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, areas Israel captured in a 1967
Netanyahu has cautioned that accepting their terms for reviving
negotiations, in the format of U.S.-mediated, indirect talks, could
put peace efforts on hold for another year.
another fiction, "Arab East Jerusalem," no correction would be made,
even though "Arab East Jerusalem" hasn’t existed for 30 years.
Between 1948 and 1967, the Jordanian army occupied the Old City of
Jerusalem and adjacent neighborhoods.
policy paper also implies that East Jerusalem will be the capital of a
future Palestinian state.
Jerusalem existed as a united city until the British Mandate collapsed
The third home, in the Beit Hanina neighborhood of East Jerusalem, was
destroyed at around 2 p.m.
settlements in East Jerusalem are not in the consensus, and are not a
real Israeli interest”.
Embed this Topic East Jerusalem refers to the parts of
Jerusalem captured by Jordan in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and then
taken by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War.