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Trump’s Jerusalem shock tactic serves no obvious purpose

Crikey December 7, 2017 11 Comments

If Trump's recognition of Jerusalem is the first step in his 'ultimate deal' for Israel-Palestine, then he better hope the next step reverses it.

Why does Trump want to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem?

Crikey Intern January 18, 2017 5 Comments

Is Donald Trump really going to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem? Crikey intern Sophie Wenderoth reports.

Walking the streets of Hebron, a city cleaved in two

Walking the streets of Hebron, a city cleaved in two

Matthew Clayfield October 31, 2012 9 Comments

Hebron is an experience like no other -- the most striking and terrible manifestation of Israel's occupation that one is likely to encounter -- but the halting journey is ultimately worth it.

Jerusalem, a city of two halves, united only by disunity

Jerusalem, a city of two halves, united only by disunity

Matthew Clayfield October 3, 2012 8 Comments

For all the popular phantasm that Jerusalem adheres to, the image of an ancient ethnic melting pot is not one of them. It is a city still strangled by the barbed wire which separates it.

No peace in the City of David

Crikey May 28, 2010

The archaeological dig for the City of David in Jerusalem thrills the busloads of elderly Jewish American tourists. But the dig puts Palestinian homes at risk and adds more fuel to the Israel vs. Palestine fire.

The EU plan to split Jerusalem

Crikey December 2, 2009

Hareetz has got its hands on a document drafted by the European Union calling for the division of Jerusalem between Israel and a future Palestinian state, indicating it would support a unilateral Palestinian declaration of statehood.

From stone throwing kids to online activists: the e-Palestine movement

From stone throwing kids to online activists: the e-Palestine movement

Crikey November 7, 2009

Palestinians have figured out one the most effective methods of mobilising the youth: bringing their activism online. They foster an international diaspora and avoid the traditional Hamas and Fatah tensions and talk in chat rooms. Can they mimic the success of Obama's online campaign?

Spit and tell: diversity amongst ultra-Orthodox Jews

Crikey September 7, 2009

ABC journalist Anne Barker was reporting a story in Jerusalem, when she was spat on by a group of ultra-Orthodex Jewish men. Was it because she was a woman, a journalist, not Jewish, or not dressed modestly enough?

Reconstructing Jerusalem

Crikey May 11, 2009

The pattern of Israeli construction in East Jerusalem is meant to erase the Clinton parameters for peace.