Jerusalem

Jerusalem

The city of Jerusalem, holy to Christians, Muslims, and Jews, is a flashpoint of the Israel-Palestine conflict and its future is one of the most contentious issues to be resolved under any peace agreement. Although the eastern half (including the Old City) has been under Israeli military occupation since 1967, Palestinians regard Jerusalem—Al-Quds in Arabic—as their capital. Despite the fact that most Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza are banned by Israeli military order from accessing the city, Jerusalem remains a powerful focal point and symbol of Palestinian culture.

Explainer: Israel’s West Bank Wall Fact Sheets
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Explainer: Israel’s West Bank Wall

In 2002, under the pretext of security, the Israeli government began unilaterally constructing a wall to separate Palestinians in the occupied West Bank from Israel and occupied East Jerusalem, and from Israeli settlements built inside the West Bank. The IMEU offers the following explainer on Israel's West Bank wall.

about 3 weeks ago
Quick Facts: East Jerusalem Fact Sheets

Quick Facts: East Jerusalem

Since Israel’s establishment in 1948, the United Nations and international community have not recognized the sovereignty of any country to any part of Jerusalem in the absence of a permanent peace agreement in the region.

on June 16, 2024
Quick Facts: The Palestinian Nakba (“Catastrophe”) Fact Sheets
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Quick Facts: The Palestinian Nakba (“Catastrophe”)

The Palestinian “Nakba” (“catastrophe” in Arabic) refers to the mass expulsion of Palestinian Arabs from British Mandate Palestine during Israel’s creation (1947-49). The Nakba was not an unintended result of war. It was a deliberate and systematic act necessary for the creation of a Jewish majority state in historic Palestine, which was overwhelmingly Arab prior to 1948.

on April 5, 2023
Fact Sheet: Meet Israel’s New Government Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet: Meet Israel’s New Government

on June 15, 2021
Quick Facts: Shimon Peres Fact Sheets
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Quick Facts: Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres

on September 28, 2016
Fact Sheet: Israeli Government Support for the Extremist Temple Mount Movement Fact Sheets
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Fact Sheet: Israeli Government Support for the Extremist Temple Mount Movement

Over the past decade, the messianic Temple Mount movement has grown rapidly, gravitating from the margins of Israeli society to the mainstream. The IMEU offers the following fact sheet providing an overview of Israeli government support for the extremist Temple Mount movement, whose provocations in occupied East Jerusalem are one of the main causes of the current crisis in the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel.

on November 4, 2015
Fact Sheet: Israeli Settlements & International Law Fact Sheets
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Fact Sheet: Israeli Settlements & International Law

Since shortly after it began militarily occupying the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza in the 1967 War, Israel has been colonizing them with Jewish settlers in violation of international law, part of an effort to cement control and prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state. The IMEU offers the following fact sheet on Israel's settlements in occupied Palestinian territories.

on March 24, 2015
Is Israel an Apartheid State? Fact Sheets
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Is Israel an Apartheid State?

The United Nations International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid (1973) defines apartheid as "inhuman acts committed for the purpose of establishing and maintaining domination by one racial group of persons over any other racial group of persons and systematically oppressing them."

on October 4, 2013
Explainer: The First Intifada Fact Sheets
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Explainer: The First Intifada

The First Intifada was a large-scale popular uprising launched by Palestinians in 1987 against Israel's then 20-year-old military occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza.

on December 16, 2012