The East Jerusalem Forum

Between Managing a Complex Reality and Thinking about the Future

1993 - Present
Research Type: Training and Forums

Beginning in 1993, a team of researchers at the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research have been engaged in thinking about the geopolitical issues involving Jerusalem. The team's purpose is to provide policymakers with reliable, up-to-date information on demographic, social, economic, and political trends in East Jerusalem, as well as to formulate alternatives for the administration of the city in the absence of a political settlement and alternative future political settlements.

The team, which includes representatives of the governing authorities dealing with issues pertaining to East Jerusalem and
representatives of civil society organizations, is engaged in analyzing all aspects of the complex reality of East Jerusalem, discussing social trends, mapping the positions and interests of the various parties, drawing conclusions from past negotiations, and examining alternatives for the city's administration in different scenarios (in the absence of a political settlement, in an intermediate political settlement, and in a permanent political settlement).

Forum Coordinator:

Dr. Amnon Ramon

Team Memebrs:

Ofer Or, Izz ad-Din al-Saad, Idit Alhasid, Ahmed Asmar, Dr. Hagai Agmon-Snir, Yair Assaf-Shapira, Aliza Arens, David Brodet, Natan Gutman, Brig.-Gen. (res.) Udi Dekel, Prof. Moshe Hirsch, Dan Halperin, Arik Wurtzburger, Dr. Maya Choshen, Yishai Tchover,
Yaakov Yaniv, Dr. Hillel Cohen, Dr. Lior Lehrs, Prof. Ruth Lapidot, Dr. Kobi Michael, Mohamed Nehal, Murad Natasha, Prof. Ruby Seibel, Ronit Sela, Tomar Sa'id, Dr. Ofra Friesel, Israel Kimchi, Meir Krauss, Danny Rubinstein, Prof. Yaël Ronen, Prof. Prof. Yitzhak Reiter, Lior Schillat, Dr. Ronni Shaked, Shalom Tourgeman , Brig.-Gen. (res.) Dr. Danny Teresa