From the Publisher
There is no true division of Jerusalem into East and West. The division imposed by the Jordanian occupation for a brief period of 19 years is no longer possible in a city which has dramatically grown and changed over the last 44 years.
270,000 Arabs and 200,000 Jews live in the mosaic of neighborhoods called "East Jerusalem." Arab and Jewish neighborhoods are often intermingled and the spillover of residents is a widespread phenomenon.
Jerusalem expert Nadav Shragai offers a fresh perspective that seeks to correct the international discourse on the future of the city. Shragai, a senior researcher at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, served as a journalist and commentator at Ha'aretz between 1983 and 2009, currently writes for Israel Hayom, and has documented the dispute over Jerusalem for thirty years.