Jerusalem – a City Disunited; 13 February 2015

The symposium will focus on the often unseen or hidden aspects of the current political and social situation in Jerusalem, such as human rights issues, settlements, and urban planning. We will also look at the ways political, social and historical processes influence the city today.


13:30 – 15:00

Jerusalem: The Rising Cost of Peace
Betty Herschman, Director of International Relations & Advocacy in the Israeli organization “Ir Amim” (City of Nations).

The Dual Role of the State: Jewish-Israeli Settlement Compounds in East Jerusalem. Lior Volinz, PhD candidate within the School for Social Science Research (AISSR) of the University of Amsterdam.


15:30 – 17:00

Trapped by Planning
Efrat Cohen-Bar, Community Planning Department: Coordinator for East Jerusalem in the Israeli human rights organization BIMKOM – Planners for Planning Rights.

Mapping the Fractured Reality of Jerusalem
Malkit Shoshan, Architect and the author and mapmaker of ‘Atlas of the Conflict, Israel-Palestine’.

Chair: dr. Erella Grassiani, Board member gate48, Researcher and lecturer at the University of Amsterdam.

Organized by gate48, the University of Amsterdam, De Balie and CREA.