Recorded February 11, 2022
This webinar is Part 1 of an 8-part series of webinars. For more information regarding this series, and links to the other sessions, please click here.
Featuring: Daniel Seidemann (Terrestrial Jerusalem), Dana El Kurd (Non-Resident Fellow at the Middle East Institute) & Munir Nuseibah (Al-Quds University). Co-moderated by Khaled Elgindy (MEI) and Lara Friedman (FMEP).
In this session we explored issues related to Israeli policies in Jerusalem, including ongoing displacement of Palestinian residents and expansion of Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem, why Jerusalem continues to serve as a catalyst for Palestinian protest (and Israeli violence in response), and how Jerusalem continues to be at the heart of Palestinian and Israeli national aspirations.
Resources shared during this webinar
Follow our panelists and their work:
- Dana El-Kurd – https://twitter.com/danaelkurd
- Daniel Seidemann
- Terrestrial Jerusalem – https://t-j.org.il/
- Jerusalem map (Downloadable) — https://t-j.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/TJ-Generic-map.pdf
From Dana El-Kurd
- The TikTok Generation Takes to the Streets of Jerusalem – https://jewishcurrents.org/the-tiktok-generation-takes-to-the-streets-of-jerusalem
- The Strengthening of Palestinian Civil Society Activism – Part I (https://newlinesinstitute.org/palestine/the-strengthening-of-palestinian-civil-society-activism/)
- The Strengthening of Palestinian Civil Society Activism, Part II (https://newlinesinstitute.org/civil-society/the-strengthening-of-palestinian-civil-society-activism-part-ii/)
- Young people are leading the Palestinian protests in Jerusalem. And they aren’t going away. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/05/12/young-people-are-leading-palestinian-protests-israel-they-arent-going-away/
From Munir Nuseibah
- Interview with Munir re: situation in Sheikh Jarrah – https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/05/israel-palestine-gaza-2021-explained.html
From Danny Seidemann
- Insiders’ Jerusalem: The Surge in Settlement Activities in East Jerusalem
- Danny re Sheikh Jarrah – Podcast: Sheikh Jarrah Showdown — https://t-j.org.il/2022/02/07/podcast-sheikh-jarrah-showdown/
- Background doc on the Status Quo – https://foreignpolicy.com/2012/10/17/status-quo-on-the-temple-mount/
- Normalization and the Status Quo on Haram Al Sharif/The Temple Mount/Al Aqsa — https://t-j.org.il/2020/08/20/normalization-and-the-status-quo-on-haram-al-sharif-the-temple-mount-al-aqsa/
Dana El Kurd is a non-resident fellow at the Middle East Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in government with concentrations in comparative politics and international relations, and has focused her work on authoritarian regimes in the Arab world, state-society relations in these countries, and the impact of international intervention. She has published in peer-reviewed journals such as PS Political Science & Politics, Journal of Global Security Studies, Middle East Law and Governance, Siyasat Arabiya (an Arabic peer-reviewed journal), Contemporary Arab Affairs, Parameters, and more. Her book titled Polarized and Demobilized: Legacies of Authoritarianism in Palestine was published in 2020 with Oxford University Press.
Munir Nuseibah is a human rights lawyer and academic based in Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, Palestine. He is an assistant professor at Al-Quds University’s faculty of law; the director (and co-founder) of Al-Quds Human Rights Clinic, the first accredited clinical legal education program in the Arab World; and the director of the Community Action Center in Jerusalem. He holds a B.A. degree in Law from Al-Quds University; an LL.M in International Legal Studies from the Washington College of Law of the American University in Washington DC and a PhD degree from the University of Westminster in London, UK, which he acquired after successfully defending his thesis entitled: Forced Displacement in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, International Law, and Transitional Justice.
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.