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The Sheikh Jarrah Affair

The Sheikh Jarrah Affair

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This paper aims to analyze the strategic implications of Jewish settlement in the heart of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood for the State of Israel’s vital interests. It also aims to examine the various tools available to the authorities in addressing this issue and in conveying to decision makers the need to formulate a policy of action that accords with the interests of the State of Israel.

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This paper aims to analyze the strategic implications of Jewish settlement in the heart of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood for the State of Israel’s vital interests. It also aims to examine the various tools available to the authorities in addressing this issue and in conveying to decision makers the need to formulate a policy of action that accords with the interests of the State of Israel.

Contact the Jerusalem Institute at internet@jiis.org.il

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The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies
Established by the Charles H. Revson Foundation
The Sheikh Jarrah Affair:
The Strategic Implications of Jewish Settlement in an Arab Neighborhood in East Jerusalem
Yitzhak Reiter and Lior Lehrs
2010
 
The JIIS Studies Series no. 404
The Sheikh Jarrah Affair:
The Strategic Implications of Jewish Settlement in an Arab Neighborhood in East Jerusalem
Yitzhak Reiter and Lior Lehrs
© 2010, The Jerusalem Institute for Israel StudiesThe Hay Elyachar House20 Radak St., 92186 Jerusalemhttp://www.jiis.org.ilE-mail: machon@jiis.org.il
 
Table of Contents
The Authors........................................................................................................5Summary.............................................................................................................6Introduction.......................................................................................................11Part A – Historical, Political, and Legal Background...................................13
1.The Histories of Sheikh Jarrah and Shimon HaTzadik...............................132.The Use of Symbols of Heritage and Holiness............................................20
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...................................224.Proprietary and Legal Issues Behind the Displacement of Palestinian Families.....................................................................................235.The Eviction of Palestinian Residents.........................................................296.Legal Issues Related to the Properties in East and West Jerusalem............31
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Jerusalem.....................................................................................................39
Part B – Strategic and Political Implications................................................43
1.The Opening of the “1948 Files” Regarding Restitution of Palestinian Properties in West Jerusalem and Israel....................................432.Restricting the Governments Freedom of Action During
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..................................503.De-Legitimization of Israel..........................................................................524.Undermining Israels Diplomatic Achievements on the Issueof Jerusalem.................................................................................................605.Adding a Focal Point of Tension in Jerusalem............................................63
Part C – Options for Government Action......................................................66Conclusions.......................................................................................................71Annexes.............................................................................................................72

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