The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

November 30, 2016
Living in Limbo: East Jerusalem Behind the Separation Wall

Wednesday, Nov. 30 Online
Livestreaming at The Jerusalem Fund
12:00 – 1:00 pm CST

A presentation by Moien Odeh, Attorney at Law and Visiting Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.

This talk will focus on the East Jerusalem neighborhoods behind the separation barrier, where approximately 120,000 Palestinians reside but the Palestinian Authority is not permitted by Israel to operate.

Although located within the Jerusalem municipal boundaries, these neighborhoods receive almost no service from the Israeli authorities: no garbage disposal, road construction or repair, or adequate water supply. This creates living conditions that would be unacceptable anywhere else.

These Palestinian neighborhoods present an extreme form of the problems for all Palestinians in East Jerusalem and Israel’s attitude toward Palestinians in the city.

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