Jerusalem poses unique challenges to reaching a sustainable and secure peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians. Below are relevant background basics that discuss issues that are critical to discussions about the city.
Review of Where Negotiations Last Ended
An outline of where Ehud Olmert and Mahmoud Abbas left off in their discussions on the core issues during the Annapolis process.
Old City Sketchbook
An overview of demographics, governance, infrastructure and services, and religious holy sites in the Old City.
The E-1 Corridor
A detailed look at the location, jurisdiction, evolution, development, future plans and significance of the E-1 corridor between Jerusalem and the settlement of Maale Adumim.
Jerusalem’s Religious Centrality
A brief history of the religious significance of Jerusalem to Christianity, Islam and Judaism and outline of the various holy sites in the Old City.
Jerusalem Across Peace Negotiations
A description of how Jerusalem was addressed in past negotiations and plans including the Yossi Beilin-Abu Mazen talks in 1995, Camp David II, Clinton Parameters and Haim Ramon’s 2007 plan.
A quick look at Jerusalem’s demographics and how they have changed over time.