A 2018 Symposium on Israel-Palestine
Jerusalem: Prize of War and Capital Curse
“Jerusalem still has a mystical value, a multi-dimensional identity that resists the ownership claims of Zionists, both Jewish and Christian, who would clasp and remold it by military power.”
Senior Editor Chris Iosso argues that moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem undercuts the peacemaking process, violates international law, and claims resolution and unity in a city where the status quo speaks to harsher truths.
“Collective nonviolent action in Palestine lives, and it helps account for the steadfastness of Palestinian endurance under the occupation […] The Palestinian reason to remain was exemplified when Palestinians won back the right to control their own symbolic heart in Jerusalem.”
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