Jerusalem - resources and factsheets

Learn more about JERUSALEM with these resources:


Trump vs International Law

- Visualizing Palestine

Trump vs Global Consensus

- Visualizing Palestine


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The Legal Status of Jerusalem

- Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU), May 2017

  • Under international law, East Jerusalem (including the Old City and its holy sites) are not legally part of Israel.
  • Since Israel's establishment in 1948, the US and international community have refused to recognize the sovereignty of any country to any part of Jerusalem in the absence of a permanent Arab-Israeli peace agreement.
  • No country in the world, including the US, has its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem.
  • During the June 1967 War, Israel militarily occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, which had been under Jordanian control since 1948. Israel subsequently annexed East Jerusalem after massively expanding the city’s boundaries into the West Bank in a move that has been repeatedly condemned as illegal by the UN and international community...

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Expert Q&A: On Trump’s Pledge to Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem

- Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU), December 2016

With Mouin Rabbani, Senior Fellow with the Institute for Palestine Studies, Policy Advisor to Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, Contributing Editor with Middle East Report and Co-Editor of the e-zine Jadaliyya. Former Senior Middle East Analyst with the International Crisis Group.

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East Jerusalem

- B'Tselem

Israel unlawfully annexed East Jerusalem to its territory. Since then, and despite its incursion upon their home, it has treated the Palestinian residents of the city as unwanted immigrants and worked systematically to drive them out of the area.

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