By Avi Melamed
This vibrant behind-the-scenes account of Israeli rule in Jerusalem information for the 1st time the Jewish state's try and lay declare to all of Jerusalem, even if that intended enforcing harsh guidelines towards the city's Arab population.
The authors, Jerusalemites from the spheres of politics, journalism, and the army, have themselves been avid gamers within the drama that has spread out in east Jerusalem in recent times and looks now to be at a climax. they've got additionally had entry to quite a lot of reliable records that exhibit the making and implementation of Israeli coverage towards Jerusalem. Their ebook discloses the main points of Israel's discriminatory guidelines towards Jerusalem Arabs and indicates how Israeli leaders mishandled every thing from defense and housing to colleges and sanitation providers, to the detriment of not just the Palestinian citizens but in addition Israel's personal time table. Separate and Unequal is a heritage of misplaced possibilities to unite the peoples of Jerusalem.
A imperative concentration of the booklet is Teddy Kollek, the city's outspoken mayor for almost 3 a long time, whose mess ups have long past mostly unreported beforehand. yet Kollek is just one personality in a forged that comes with top ministers, generals, terrorists, eu and American leaders, Arab shopkeepers, Israeli policemen, and Palestinian schoolchildren. the tale the authors inform is as dramatic and poignant because the mosaic of spiritual and ethnic teams that decision Jerusalem domestic. And coming at a time of renewed predicament, it bargains a startling point of view on earlier blunders which may aspect the way in which towards extra equitable therapy of all Jerusalemites.
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