Beyond the Wall


One quarter of Jerusalem's Palestinian population - some 55,000 residents - will be separated from the city as a result of constructing the separation barrier. This calls into question Israel's claim that security alone dictated the barrier's route, and points to the political and demographic considerations behind it. Israel's unilateral policy does not take into account the needs of Jerusalem's Palestinian residents and risks damaging the city itself as well as a future resolution of the conflict. The report examines the barrier's impact on Jerusalem and its implications for Israel's long-term interests.