Evan Gottesman speaks with TJ’s Danny Seidemann about E1, Silwan, and July in Jerusalem, when the most important event was one that didn’t happen.
It’s all about E1 on this episode of Axis Mundi—the contentious settlement proposal is back in the headlines ahead of a July Israeli Civil Administration planning meeting. Evan Gottesman speaks with TJ’s Danny Seidemann about E1, its geopolitical relationship with Jerusalem, and its impact on a future two-state outcome—plus, what all this means for U.S. President Joe Biden’s upcoming visits to Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Evan Gottesman and TJ’s Danny Seidemann discuss Israeli police actions at two recent Jerusalem funerals—those of Shireen Abu Akleh and Walid al Sharif—and the role of flags in recent tensions in the city—both the police’s seizure of Palestinian flags at the Abu Akleh funeral, and the upcoming Yom Yerushalayim flags march.
Evan Gottesman and TJ’s Danny Seidemann look back at a tense spring holiday season, including confrontations between Israeli Police and Palestinians at al Aqsa Mosque, why things could have gone worse—and why to stay vigilant; plus, what a goat says about the politics of religion in Jerusalem.
In the wake of four deadly terror attacks in Israel, Evan Gottesman and TJ’s Danny Seidemann examine why Jerusalem has so far been spared major bloodshed, whether turmoil there is a foregone conclusion amid a crowded holiday week, and how Israelis, Palestinians, and other concerned parties can keep the peace in the holy city. Plus, a look at the historic Negev Summit and an important update on Sheikh Jarrah.