Civil Society in East Jerusalem – a Knowledge Map
Publication Year: 2020
At this time the Israeli government is implementing Government Decision 3790, passed and approved in May 2018. This is a historic decision aimed at reducing socio-economic gaps in East Jerusalem, by means of a 2.1 billion shekels ($620M) five-year plan. The many issues addressed by the program include society and community, welfare, health and informal education. In the many years that have passed since the unification of Jerusalem in 1967, these issues have bred activity by many organizations that are not a part of “the Israeli establishment”, such as organizations supported by foreign countries (Jordan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, European Union nations and others), or those deeply rooted in the various factions of the Palestinian National Movement (including Fatah, Hamas, The Popular Front, The Democratic Front and others).
In this paper we present a mapping of the activities covered in the five-year plan by those players who are not part of the Israeli establishment. This mapping presents data pertaining to the wide spectrum of entities active in the East Jerusalem arena; it analyzes their activities and offers insights for decision-makers responsible for the implementation of the five-year plan.