Between exclusionary nationalism and urban citizenship in East Jerusalem/ al-Quds

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Original languageAmerican English
Article number102314
JournalPolitical Geography
Volume86
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StatePublished - Apr 2021

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One arena in which this interaction has taken place is the Community Council (CC). There are 31 councils in Jerusalem, of which only seven are in East Jerusalem. The CCs all around the city are an intermediary governance structure that is supposed to represent residents in different matters and to provide various services in the areas of education, culture, sports, and physical planning. CCs are positioned in the unenviable position of mediating between the residents and the municipality ( Rosen & Avni, 2019 ). This position is particularly contentious in East Jerusalem. Even though East-Jerusalemites can vote for the municipal council, most of them boycott these elections because the municipality is perceived to be part of the so-called “normalization” of the occupation. The CCs, which are partly financed by the municipality (the other part is funded by the Israel Association of Community Centers), are not readily accepted among the Palestinian public and are viewed by many as working against the Palestinian national struggle.

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This work has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 792762. The author acknolwegdes the contribution of Noam Brenner, Prof. Dan Miodownik and Prof. Gillad Rosen from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to the research about the community councils in Jerusalem.

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This work has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 792762 . The author acknolwegdes the contribution of Noam Brenner, Prof. Dan Miodownik and Prof. Gillad Rosen from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to the research about the community councils in Jerusalem.

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