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Israeli Organizations and Institutions: 

The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies
A think tank for research & ideas on Jerusalem, environmental and innovational policy in Israel, and management of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The official website of the Jerusalem Municipality
Including information about tourism, events, archeology, maps, history, and the mayor’s plans for the city

Ancient Maps of Jerusalem
A joint project of the Jewish National and University Library and the Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the site contains maps of Jerusalem, and basic information concerning the map-makers and the history of cartography in Jerusalem)

NGOs/Advocacy

B’tselem – the Israeli Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
 Israel’s preeminent human rights monitoring and advocacy group, covering issues across the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

ACRI – the Association for Civil Rights in Israel
Israel’s preeminent body defending civil rights of all Israel’s residents, including in East Jerusalem.

BIMKOM – Planners for Planning Rights
An Israeli non-profit organization formed in 1999 by a group of planners and architects, in order to strengthen democracy and human rights in the field of planning, including in East Jerusalem.

Hamoked – Center for the Defense of the Individual
An Israeli human rights organization assisting Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem whose rights are violated by Israeli occupation.

Eyes on the Ground in East Jerusalem (Hagit Ofran)
Blog belonging to Hagit Ofran, director of Peace Now’s Settlement Watch project, following East Jerusalem developments.

ICAHD – International Committee Against Home Demolitions
A a non-violent, direct-action organization established in 1997 to resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories, including East Jerusalem.

The Jerusalem Intercultural Center (JICC)
Founded in 1999 to assist all of Jerusalem’s residents, from diverse identities, in becoming responsible, active partners in shaping the city's future and the development of their communities.

Ir Amim
An Israeli NGO founded in 2004 by Daniel Seidemann, working to render Jerusalem a more viable and equitable city for the Israelis and Palestinians who share it.

Emek Shaveh – Alternative Archeology
An organization of archaeologists and community activists focusing on the role of archaeology, including in Jerusalem, in Israeli society and in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Emek-Shaveh members are dedicated to changing the approach that views ruins of the past as tools in the service of a national struggle, and oppose attempts to use archaeological finds to legitimize acts that harm disadvantaged communities.

Just Jerusalem – Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity
An Israeli NGO fighting settlement activities in Sheikh Jarrah and other parts of East Jerusalem.

The Sustainable Jerusalem Coalition
An coalition of organizations advocating for policy to fill the void created by the ongoing planning anarchy in Jerusalem and to provide a realistic framework for sustainable development of the city, based on a comprehensive vision for the future of the city, formulated by its residents and with the input of professional planners.

Peace Now – Shalom Achshav
Israel’s grassroots peace movement, engaging in education and advocacy in support of ending the occupation and achieving a negotiated two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including in Jerusalem. The site includes maps and other info regarding settlement in East Jerusalem.

Settlers/Right-Wing Advocacy Groups

OneJerusalem
An organization established post-Camp David for the explicit purpose of stopping any division of Jerusalem in the context of any peace agreement.

City of David (aka Elad, aka Ir David)
Website of the settler organization Elad and advertising its activities in Silwan.
 
Beit Orot
Website of the Beit Orot settlement and yeshiva on the Mount of Olives, supported in large part by Irving Moskowitz.

Yeshiva Ateret Yerushalayim
Website of the main settler yeshiva based in the Old City’s Muslim Quarter (referred to on the website as the “so-called ‘Moslem’ Quarter.”, led by Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, a leading pro-settler rabbi.

American Friends of Ateret Cohanim
English-language website of the Ateret Cohanim organization, for decades the leading Israeli organization behind settlement activity in the Muslim Quarter and in recent years in areas adjacent to the Old City.

Israel Land Fund
An Israeli non-profit organization dedicated to “Reclaiming the Land of Israel for the People of Israel,” including in East Jerusalem.

The Temple Mount and Eretz Yisrael Faithful Movement - Jerusalem
An organization dedicated to “Liberating the Temple Mount from Arab (Islamic) occupation” and the rebuilding of Third Temple on the site where the Dome of the Rock and the al Aqsa Mosque currently stand.

Palestinian Organizations

The Institute of Jerusalem Studies
The Jerusalem branch of the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS), established in 1995 in Jerusalem (moved to Ramallah in the year 2003 due to Israeli restrictions on movement), with the main objective of producing scholarship in English and Arabic on the city of Jerusalem.

PASSIA - Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs
An organization founded in 1987 by a group of Palestinian academics and intellectuals in Jerusalem seeking to present the Palestinian Question in its national, Arab and international contexts through academic research, dialogue and publication. hosts regular workshops which address different but inter-connected problems concerning Jerusalem such as access to information, holy sites, Israeli settlement, and viable future municipal arrangements as capital for the two States.

Al Quds Virtual Tours
A partnership between the Centre for Jerusalem Studies and ARIJ, the site aims to share Jerusalem with all those who would like to visit the city, yet either far away or today may be denied entry.

ARIJ - The Applied Research Institute, Jerusalem Society
An organization working to promote sustainable development in the occupied Palestinian territories and the self-reliance of the Palestinian people through greater control over their natural resources, including in East Jerusalem. http://www.jerusalem-studies.alquds.edu/

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center - Silwan
The website of the residents and activists of the Wadi Hilweh section of Silwan, which is the focus of the efforts of Israeli settler groups, with constantly updated news about settlement activity, arrests, and harassment of community activists and leaders in Silwan and neighboring areas.

International organizations

Conflict in Cities and the Contested State
A British NGO focusing on divided cities – including Jerusalem – as key sites in territorial conflicts over state and national identities, cultures and borders.

Jerusalem Old City Initiative
A project based at the University of Windsor (Canada), seeking to develop creative options for the governance and management of the Old City of Jerusalem in preparation for a negotiated settlement between Israelis and Palestinians.

The Center for Middle East Peace
The S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace is a leading expert on the border issue related to the Middle East conflict, at times helping decision makers make informed decisions about the borders. Over the past few years, the Center has contributed to the development of an extensive map database, covering the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.

The Foundation for Middle East Peace
A Washington, DC-based foundation dedicated to promoting, through various activities, a just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that brings peace and security to both peoples, including in Jerusalem. The website is includes population statistics dating back decades.

Americans for Peace Now
The American sister organization to the Israeli Peace Now movement, APN engages in advocacy and provides information and analysis related to settlements in East Jerusalem, often in partnership with Terrestrial Jerusalem.

Lara Friedman’s Blog on the APN Website
Lara writes regularly about developments in East Jerusalem, often in partnership with Daniel Seidemann.
 

9/9/2014 East Jerusalem Aflame

 


4/9/2014 The Real Story about those new units "approved" for Palestinians in East Jerusalem

 


26/8/2014 Gilo Tenders Awarded, but (for now) EJ Settlement Freeze Continues

 


19/5/2014 Jerusalem Settlements - The (Proximate, Contributing) Cause of the Collapse

 


19/5/2014 Post-Collapse - De Facto Freeze in East Jerusalem, But the Lull Won’t Last

 


19/5/2014 Are We Sliding Toward Religious War? A Brief Survey of Key Jerusalem Developments/Trends

 


5/3/2014 Framework Language and Jerusalem: Gimmicks Are NOT the Answer

 


5/3/2014 New Israeli Yeshiva Approved...in Downtown Sheikh Jarrah

 


5/3/2014 Playing with Fire, Part 2: Elad Set to Gain Control of Area Adjacent to the Temple Mt/Haram al Sharif

 


5/3/2014 Playing with Fire, Part 1: Debating the Status Quo on the Temple Mount

 


3/3/2014 Demolition orders in E-1

 


9/1/2014 New Seidemann Op-Ed in the Guardian: The myth of an undivided Jerusalem is collapsing under its own weight

 


12/12/2013 Danny Seidemann Injured by Stone-Thrower - Condition Update & Comment

 


12/12/2013 East Jerusalem Settlements since the Resumption of Talks: the Facts & their Implications

 


12/12/2013 The [Apparent] Re-Emergence of the “Greater Jerusalem” Gimmick

 


12/12/2013 Post-Script: Those Planning Tenders for 24,000 New Settlement Units

 


27/8/2013 Ramat Shlomo Back in the Headlines

 


27/8/2013 Funding Approved for Settler-Run Projects in Silwan and Jebel Mukabber

 


27/8/2013 Three Palestinians Killed by Israeli Forces in Qalandia RC

 


27/8/2013 ?Uptick in East Jerusalem Home Demolitions

 


19/8/2013 Pyromaniacs Target the Temple Mount

 


19/8/2013 Jerusalem Residency Concerns Resurface

 


19/8/2013 New Pro-Settlement Guidelines on Absentee Property Law

 


19/8/2013 A U.S. Court Rules on Jerusalem

 


16/8/2013 Timeline/details of Recent Jerusalem-Related Settlement Developments

 


16/8/2013 Bibi, Settlements & Peace Talks -- Analysis

 


13/6/2013 The A-Zayyem/Mount of Olives Interchange, Plan 14049

 


13/6/2013 Tenders Awarded for Ramot Expansion, Additional Tenders for Mordot Gilo

 


13/6/2013 Everything You Need to Know About Jerusalem & the Absentee Property Law

 


7/5/2013 The IDF Colleges on the Mt. of Olives Off the Agenda, Again

 


7/5/2013 Plans Published for Old City Cable Car

 


7/5/2013 Sharansky Plan Hits a Wall, no pun intended

 


7/5/2013 The Wall/Barrier vs. Cremisan & Beit Jala

 


5/5/2013 Spatial Shaping in J'lem Continues with Opening of Route 20

 


24/4/2013 Concerns about Proposed “Solution” to Women’s Prayer Issue at the Western Wall

 


22/4/2013 The Politics of Waste Treatment in East Jerusalem

 


15/4/2013 Fifty New Units in East Talpiot

 


14/1/2013 E-1/Bab ash-Shams: What Happened, What it Means, What Next

 


28/12/2012 Mordot Gilo South - APPROVED

 


19/12/2012 Givat Hamatos APPROVED - What it Means

 


17/12/2012 Breaking News - Approvals this week - Ramat Shlomo & Givat Hamatos

 


5/12/2012 The E-1 Crisis...This Is Not a Drill

 


6/11/2012 More than 1200 New Tenders Issued for Pisgat Ze'ev and Ramot

 


31/10/2012 New Construction Approved in Har Homa

 


30/10/2012 New East Jerusalem Settlement Construction Approved - East Talpiot units for Israeli Security Personnel

 


24/10/2012 Mordot Gilo Construction Approved

 


24/10/2012 Plans for IDF Colleges on Mt. of Olives Deposited for Public Review & Explanation of Location

 


24/10/2012 Taking the Garbage to East Jerusalem

 


24/10/2012 Is the Palestinian Population of East Jerusalem Becoming More Israeli -- No

 


24/10/2012 Pisgat Zeev in the News

 


18/10/2012 Crisis Brewing on the Temple Mount

 


17/9/2012 Jerusalem, Netanyahu and the two-state solution

 


16/9/2012 Issue to watch: East Jerusalem Home Demolitions

 


16/9/2012 Attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem – Sign of the “Hebronization” of the City

 


16/9/2012 Jerusalem in the Headlines: Ras al-Amud, Temple Mount, the Barrier, Elad, & Har Homa

 


15/9/2012 Jerusalem: Political Football in U.S. Presidential Race

 


14/9/2012 In Memorium: Our Friend, Chris Stevens

 


2/7/2012 New Tenders Published for East Jerusalem Settlement Construction

 


2/7/2012 Plans for New IDF War College on the Mt. of Olives Approved for Public Review

 


8/5/2012 Arab VIPs Start Coming to Jerusalem

 


7/5/2012 Givat Hamatos – Nearing the Point-of-No-Return

 


7/5/2012 IDF College on the Mt. of Olives – Moving Forward

 


7/5/2012 Kidmat Tzion – Municipal Approval Anticipated Soon

 


7/5/2012 Mughrabi Ramp – Some Good News

 


6/5/2012 Beit Hanina Settlement Effort Continues

 


10/4/2012 Late Winter Freeze in East Jerusalem turns to Spring Thaw

 


8/4/2012 Kidmat Tziyon Settlement Scheme to be Expedited

 


8/4/2012 New East Jerusalem “Park” Soon to get Final Approval

 


8/4/2012 New Settlement in Beit Hanina?

 


8/4/2012 Israeli High Court Rejects Shepherd’s Hotel Appeal

 


14/3/2012 Will Arab & Muslim Leaders Start Coming to Jerusalem?


 


14/3/2012 A Major East Jerusalem Settlement Plan Comes Back to Life

 


14/3/2012 Spotlight on Jewish Access to the Temple Mount

 


14/3/2012 Volatility in Silwan: Mini-Intifada Continues, Cave-Ins, and New Settler Plans

 


9/1/2012 The Ongoing Settlement Surge in East Jerusalem

 


9/1/2012 The Mughrabi Gate Saga - Update

 


10/12/2011 Barkat Tries to Force Mughrabi Ramp Demolition

 


9/12/2011 Approval of Mount Scopus "Park" Proceeds

 


13/10/2011 Approval for New Israeli Settlement at Givat Hamatos Proceeds

 


12/10/2011 New Pisgat Ze'ev Building Permits

 


28/9/2011 New Settlement Approval issued for Gilo - Plan 13261

 


11/8/2011 More Jerusalem Settlement Approvals: Ramat Shlomo, Pisgat Zeev, Givat Hamatos

 


10/8/2011 Yet Another Har Homa Plan Approved (No. 12825) - Public Buildings, 50 Units

 


5/8/2011 Har Homa C Plan 10310 (app. 983 units) Approved

 


9/7/2011 Jerusalem Municipal "Approval" of Mordot Gilo Plan

 


9/7/2011 Meretz Rejoins Municipal Coalition - Separate Portfolios for EJ Settlers and Palestinians

 


20/6/2011 The Ramat Shlomo House Extension Plans

 


10/6/2011 Committee for Acceleration of (EJ) Construction to Convene on June 14

 


24/5/2011 Netanyahu Approves East Jerusalem Construction Hours Before Obama Address

 


24/5/2011 Barkat Trying to Force Netanyahu's Hand on Mughrabi Ramp

 


12/5/2011 The Non-Existent Court Decision on Bustan Demolitions

 


10/5/2011 New East Jerusalem Settlements Update

 


9/5/2011 US Supreme Court to Hear Jerusalem Status Case

 


21/4/2011 Is There a De Facto Settlement Freeze in East Jerusalem? The Facts

 


18/4/2011 April Surge in East Jerusalem Construction Plans

 


18/4/2011 Mount Scopus Slopes Park Approved for Public Review

 


16/3/2011 Permit Issued for 14 Units at Ras el Amud Police Station

 


16/3/2011 Permit Issued for Mughrabi Ramp

 

29/7/2013 A Layman's Guide to Jerusalem House Demolitions
Daniel Seidemann

 


29/7/2013 A Laymen's Guide to the Planning Process in Jerusalem.pdf
Daniel Seidmann

 


20/3/2013 "Spatial Shaping", the Ross Agenda and a Partial Settlement Freeze
Daniel Seidmann

 


10/3/2013 Spatial Shaping - Unilaterally Determining Israel’s Base-Line Border
Daniel Seidmann

 


10/9/2012 NOREF Policy Brief August 2012 | By Daniel Seidemann
Daniel Seidemann

 


30/1/2012 East Jerusalem and the Imminent Demise of the Two-State Solution
Daniel Seidemann

 


7/11/2011 East Jerusalem Developments and Trends: 2006-2011
Daniel Seidemann

 


31/10/2011 The TJ Guide to the Planning and Construction Process in East Jerusalem - Oct. 2011
Daniel Seidemann

 


15/10/2011 Givat Hamatos/Mordot Gilo: New Settlement Schemes on Jerusalem's Southern Flank
Daniel Seidemann

 


12/8/2011 U.S. (non)-Recognition of Sovereignty in Jerusalem: A Consistent Policy, 1948 - 2011
Lara Friedman

 


1/8/2011 Hanging On By Our Fingernails
Daniel Seidemann

 


22/2/2011 Jerusalem Challenges the API
Daniel Seidemann

 


21/2/2011 East Jerusalem settlers and Israel's never-ending War of Independence
Daniel Seidemann

 


20/2/2011 The Two Jerusalems
D. Seidemann D.Rothem

 


19/2/2011 Jerusalem on the Brink
Daniel Seidemann

 


19/2/2011 A barely tolerated minority
Daniel Seidemann

 


17/2/2011 Redeeming Jerusalem by truth, not hollow slogans
Daniel Seidemann

 


16/2/2011 Jerusalem, settlements, and the "everybody knows" fallacy
Lara Friedman - Daniel Seidemann

 


15/2/2011 Blogposts
Lara Friedman
 
 
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