Yom Yerushalayim

On the day upon which the reunification of Jerusalem on the 28th of Iyar 5727 (7th June 1967) is marked, it is worth devoting some thought to the potential consequences and practicalities of the political campaign still going on 47 years later to re-divide the city – supposedly in the name of peace.

The person who has done the most comprehensive work on this subject is of course Yaacov Lozowick. Starting in 2010, he published a series of posts on his sadly now largely dormant blog which address the subject of what would actually happen if Jerusalem were returned to the divided state it was in from 1948 to 1967 as a result of the Jordanian occupation and whether it is even physically possible to re-divide the city.

Here are links to some of those posts:SONY DSC

Don’t Divide Jerusalem: Context

Nine Logical Outcomes to Dividing Jerusalem

The border at Jaffa Gate


The impossible border through the Old City

The Armenian Quarter

Maronites in Jerusalem

Abu Tor Preview                                                                                                                                 SONY DSC

Asael Street

Virtual Tour of the Shepherd Hotel Area

Har Homa

The Curious Case of Beit Safafa

 Do the Palestinians of Jerusalem Prefer to be Israelis?

The funding public – whom the BBC pledges will be able to”participate in the global debate on significant international issues” after watching, hearing and reading its coverage – might well appreciate some similarly in-depth information on what the proposal to divide Jerusalem (defined by the BBC as one of the ‘core issues’ of negotiations) actually means.

Happy Jerusalem Day! 

(The pictures above were taken at the recently renovated First Train Station in Jerusalem)


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