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لمحة عامة تشهد هذه الأيام غزارةً في التحليلات والأنشطة لإحياء الذكرى المئوية لوعد بلفور التي تصادف 2 تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر 2017. كان الوعد بمثابة خَتم إمبريالي على قرار الحركة الصهيونية الصادر في مؤتمرها الأول في بازل في 1897 والذي نصَّ على "تأسيسِ موطنٍ للشعب اليهودي في فلسطين بموجب القانون العام،"...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently claimed in a video posted to his facebook page that the Palestinian demand to dismantle illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinain Territory constitutes an act of "ethnic cleansing" against Israeli Jewish settlers. Netanyahu's...
Israel’s engineered economic collapse of East Jerusalem has rendered it essentially unlivable for Palestinians. Al-Shabaka Policy Fellow Nur Arafeh focuses on two of the city’s strategic assets that exemplify this collapse, tourism and the commercial markets of the Old City, and examines both...
The present report has been prepared by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/89 and provides an update on Israel’s activities aimed at creating and expanding settlements in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and in the...
This study is a continuation of a comprehensive project that investigates Palestinian women’s access to justice in the occupied Palestinian territory. While the first phase of the research was conducted in the occupied West Bank (see UN Women 2014), this phase of the study examines women’s access...
The Palestinian economy is small, weak, and fragmented mainly as a result of the prolonged Israeli occupation. Needless to say, the economy suffers from volatile and slow growth, structural distortions, and exceptionally high levels of informality, unemployment and poverty rates. Furthermore,...
This paper gives a succinct historical and legal overview of the city of Jerusalem. It further determines whether and to what extent and under which conditions can the construction of a civilian tramway be considered an internationally wrongful act under the laws and customs of war attributable to...
The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) conducted two special polls during the period between June and August 2016. The two polls focused on conditions of security and rule of law in the West Bank, particularly in areas classified as “B” and “C” and other similar areas. The...
This policy brief aims to highlight the employment situation of Palestinian youth in Jerusalem. Through multiple interviews and focus groups it was found that there are a number of key areas that affect youth employment in Jerusalem including education; employment in Israel; tourism; and vocational...
As part of a 49-year-long occupation, Israel has taken advantage of a wave of violence in Jerusalem over the past six months to implement policies and practices aiming at forcibly transferring Palestinians from the city. In a dangerous precedent, the Israeli minister of interior has punitively...

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