Two Sides of the Same Village

Yudith Oppenheimer, Executive Director of Ir Amim
Friday, April 1, 2016

Originally published in Hebrew in Ynet
Haim Ramon and Isaac Herzog do not let the facts confuse them when they casually propose severing neighborhoods that are organic to Jerusalem, along with hundreds of thousands of residents, from the city. This begins with the anachronistic but deliberate use of the term “villages” to describe the Palestinian neighborhoods of East Jerusalem. In practice, Issawiya, Beit Hanina, Sur Baher and other East more