In this episode of Occupied Thoughts, FMEP’s Kristin McCarthy speaks with Daniel Seidemann (Terrestrial Jerusalem) about a myriad of developments in Jerusalem – – and the political, diplomatic, and bureaucratic forces at play behind them.
Resources / Further Reading
- Follow Danny on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanielSeidemann
- Visit the Terrestrial Jerusalem website: https://t-j.org.il/
- For additional background on the Atarot settlement plan, see: https://t-j.org.il/2019/12/17/renewed-effort-to-advance-atarot-settlement/
- For additional background on the E-1 settlement plan, see: https://t-j.org.il/2021/10/11/dangerous-developments-towards-construction-in-e-1/
- For additional background on the imminent threat of mass displacement in Sheikh Jarrah, see: https://t-j.org.il/2021/08/28/sheikh-jarrah-state-of-play-august-2021/
- For additional background on the imminent threat of mass displacement in Silwan, see: https://t-j.org.il/2021/03/21/insiders-jerusalem-special-edition/
- “Bibi and Trump scorched Jerusalem. Will Bennett and Lapid burn what’s left?” (Daniel Seidemann i n+972 Magazine)
- [Terrestrial Jerusalem Podcast on the Atarot settlement plan (11/30/2021)] – “The Settlement That Wasn’t But Now Is” (ft. Daniel Seidemann & Evan Gottesman)
- Subscribe to FMEP’s weekly Settlement Report: https://fmep.org/subscribe/
Daniel Seidemann is a practicing attorney in Jerusalem who specializes in legal and public issues in East Jerusalem. He has participated in numerous Track II talks on Jerusalem between Israelis and Palestinians and served in an informal advisory capacity to the final status negotiations as a member of a committee of experts commissioned by Prime Minister Barak’s office to generate sustainable arrangements in Jerusalem. He is the founder and director of Terrestrial Jerusalem, an Israeli nonprofit that works to identify and track developments in Jerusalem that could impact the political process or permanent status options, destabilize the city, spark violence, or create humanitarian crises. He tweets at @DanielSeidemann.
Kristin McCarthy is the Director of Grants & Operations at the Foundation for Middle East Peace, and also authors FMEP’s weekly Settlement Report. Prior to joining FMEP, Kristin was the Policy Director at the Arab American Institute where she served from 2014-2017. Before that, she worked with Israeli and Palestinian human rights experts to do advocacy in Washington, D.C. Kristin has travelled extensively throughout the Middle East She is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University. She tweets at @krstnmccrthy.