Bab Ar-Rahmeh-A Venue for a Short Historical Review and Portraying the Current Situation 2017

This publication portrays the situation in Jerusalem, especially with regard to the Holy Places, using the example of Bab Ar-Rahmeh/Golden Gate and the building attached to it as an actual case of threatening the "status quo" of the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem.
The bulletin is based on Arabic and English sources as well as on interviews with a number of personalities from Jerusalem. It documents Israeli means and attempts aimed at distorting and falsifying the historical narrative of the city and its holy places, thereby excluding anything “Palestinian”.
In doing so, the bulletin demonstrates how the entering and touring of Al-Aqsa Mosque compound by Jewish groups is part and parcel of their plan to “Israelize the city” under the guise of "developing” Jerusalem and its neighborhoods. Furthermore, the bulletin outlines the chronology of events around the case of Bab Ar-Rahmeh, presenting major historical and political milestones as well as a variety of references and legal texts.

Dec. 1, 2017