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Resource: Displaced in their own city

A new report by Ir Amim reviews of various aspects of Israeli policy, from 1967 to the present day, that have created the current reality in which tens of thousands of Jerusalem residents have been sundered from the city since the establishment of the Separation Barrier and are virtually ignored by both the local and central governments.

The findings of the report present a stark warning. The reality it describes constitutes a disaster for the Palestinians and will cause grave damage to the stability of life in Jerusalem, the foundations of Israeli society and to any future political resolution.

Ir Amim (“City of Nations” or “City of Peoples”) is an NGO which focuses on Jerusalem within the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Ir Amim seeks to render Jerusalem a more viable and equitable city for the Israelis and Palestinians who share it.

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    1. Lawrence A Dickerson

      What exactly are the official state boundaries of Israel? As far as I can determine, those borders are where ever the apparent need arises. No other nation on this planet exists without recognized borders. Why does the rest of the world cow tow to this tiny country that seeks to rule over as much as they can. We need to take away the foreign and military aid to Israel since she is so rich and powerful. Why the need to give welfare payments to a nation that has the world’s 4th largest military?

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      • Cosmopolite

        I have long resisted answering to bloggers of hate. It does not help, people hear what they want to hear and disregard the rest, la-la-la (Simon and Garfunkel). People that hate Israel will continue to hate it, whatever it does and whatever it does not. But, I cannot help to write some lines here:

        “No other nation on this planet exists without recognized borders. ”

        No, this is not true. There are many countries in the world whose borders are disputed. Take China and Japan, and take Turkey and Greece, to name just two of them, for example.

        “Why does the rest of the world cow tow to this tiny country that seeks to rule over as much as they can. ”

        No, this is not true. It could rule over much more, if it wanted. As you write by yourself, “since it is so rich and powerful”. No it does not want and does not need and will not.

        We need to take away the foreign and military aid to Israel since she is so rich and powerful. Why the need to give welfare payments to a nation that has the world’s 4th largest military?

        Although this is not true again, it does not matter in fact if it it the 6th or the 60th. Yes, much too much money spent on arms, I would like the world to be a peaceful one and invest the money in education, for example for some bloggers here.

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