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Issue 65

JQ 65 (Spring 2016)

The Editorial

Critical Geographies of Jerusalem and Palestine


Jerusalem Live: What Does Settler Colonialism Look Like?
Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian
What does settler colonialism look like in the eyes of Palestinian women? How does it appear to Aida, a 29-year-old pregnant woman from occupied East Jerusalem? How is state terror inscribed on her body? What do we see, or do we not see, in settler-colonized East Jerusalem? What do we hear? Smell?...
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Toward Decolonization in Tourism: Engaged Tourism and the Jerusalem Tourism Cluster
Dorien Vanden Boer
In the context of the ongoing Zionist settler colonial project in Palestine, tourism has proven to be an important instrument in shaping images and imaginative geographies related to both Palestine and Israel. Consequently, the Palestinian reality has been widely erased from the Israeli-controlled...
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Urban Planning, Colonialism, and the Pro-Jerusalem Society
Rana Barakat
“Let old Jerusalem stand firm, and new Jerusalem grow in grace!” Under the shadow of British withdrawal, the last British high commissioner of the Mandate authority in Palestine, General Alan Gordon Cunningham, described these final words as his “fervent prayer” for the “holy city.” Cunningham’s...
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Beyond the Physicality of Space: East Jerusalem, Kufr ‘Aqab, and the Politics of Everyday Suffering
Doaa Hammoudeh, Layaly Hamayel, Lynn Welchman
This is a temporary solution to the issue of our residency . . . the area might become West Bank any moment, and we don’t know what do if that happens. The fact that it’s excluded from Jerusalem by the wall, and that Israel allows for such ‘ashwa’iyat means that it will be excluded one day. I won’t...
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Bedouin Communities in Greater Jerusalem: Planning or Forced Displacement?
Ahmad Heneiti
In 2014, the Israeli Civil Administration announced a plan to relocate about 12,500 Bedouins residing in different communities in the governorates of Ramallah, Jerusalem, and Jericho to the lands of al-Nu‘ayma village, near the city of Jericho. This study will attempt to explore and analyze the...
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Marriage, Split Residency, and the Separation Wall in Jerusalem
Fadwa Allabadi, Tareq Hardan
Israeli policies deny Palestinian Jerusalemites with blue identification cards, who live in either J1 (the part of East Jerusalem annexed and incorporated into the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem after the 1967 War) or J2 (populous Palestinian localities in eastern and northern Jerusalem that...
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Mapping Divided Cities and Their Separation Walls: Berlin and Jerusalem
Christine Leuenberger
This project compares two separation barriers and their urban landscape in two very different socio-cultural and historical contexts: in the cities of Jerusalem and Berlin. The focus is on how different mapmakers from opposite side of the respective divides represent physical divisions, such as...
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Politics of Informal Urbanization and the Battle for Urban Rights in Jerusalem
Ahmad El-Atrash
The informal urbanization process in East Jerusalem has been politically charged and motivated since the Israeli occupation started in 1967. Israeli authorities’ de facto measures have unleashed uncontrolled and undirected spatial growth for Palestinian communities in East Jerusalem that has had...
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The Unmaking of Arab Jerusalem through Settlement Construction
Nahed Habiballah
The power of the state lies in, among other things, its control of the natural resources within a space. Spatial planning is the manifestation of power to control “geography’s resources.” Control of land, water, minerals, access points, and other such “resources” is equivalent to the control of...
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