Jerusalem – An Open City?


In response to criticism against Israeli settlements in Palestinian neighborhoods in Jerusalem, the Israeli Prime Minister and the Mayor of Jerusalem claimed that all residents of Jerusalem can purchase property uninhibitedly throughout the city.  This report, composed by Ir Amim and “Bimkom”, reveal that 80% of property intended for development is off limits to Palestinian population by law. Legal issue aside, both national communities tend to live separately anyway. Claims of an “open city” are detached from reality at best, and are misleading at worst.