Jerusalem: the Palestinian Dynamics of Resistance and Urban Change, 1967-94

Against the background of theories of urban movements, transformation of
cities by their inhabitants and local development, the author discusses the role
of the Palestinian community in determining the structure of Jerusalem since
1967. The paper examines Palestinian efforts to survive as a distinct society and
their strategies of resistance to Israeli attempts to “Judaize” the city. It concludes
that Palestinian priorities were inadequately defined and conceived with regard
to Jerusalem and that the Palestinian leadership must develop a unified strategy
to counteract Israeli actions in the city.

April 1, 1995
English / Arabic