The ongoing escalation in Jerusalem has resulted once again in Israel changing the status quo in its favor.
The ongoing escalation in Jerusalem has resulted once again in Israel changing the status quo in its favor. On Friday, July 14, a deadly shooting in the Old City that ended at the Haram al-Sharif left three Palestinians and two Israeli policemen dead. This month’s Special Focus offers eight Journal of Palestine Studies articles* that, together, shed light on the status of Jerusalem and on the consequences of Israel’s heightened repression of Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem.
Revisiting the Intifada gains special significance today given the political inertia and failures of negotiations and the worsening political, economic and security conditions of the Palestinians under occupation, which gave rise to new waves of and forms of resistance.
It is evident, just three weeks in, that Mr. Trump’s presidency is one of dramatic fluctuations, not only where Israel and Palestine are concerned, but also in regard to his other campaign promises.