Dividing Jerusalem: British Urban Planning in the Holy City

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VOL. 42

2012/13

No. 4
P. 7
Articles
Dividing Jerusalem: British Urban Planning in the Holy City
ABSTRACT

British administrators employed urban planning broadly in British colonies around the world, and British Mandate Palestine was no exception. This article shows how with a unique purpose and based on the promise of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, British urban planning in Jerusalem was executed with a particular colonial logic that left a lasting impact on the city. Both the discourse and physical implementation of the planning was meant to privilege the colonial power’s Zionist partner over the indigenous Arab community.