This paper is about place making in Jerusalem, an important city at the heart of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. It examines how place making in Jerusalem has had the consequence of shifting what is known as the Green Line. The Green Line represents the armistice or ceasefire boundaries following the end of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Development of different parts of captured territories after the 1967 War has shifted and rendered unstable perceptions of the Green Line and has wreaked havoc with prevailing conceptions over what constitutes Jerusalem. Symbolic and social boundary reconstruction is at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a powerfully organized mechanism that tilts power to Israel with the use of bulldozers, bricks, and cranes as well as tanks and weapons. The shifting Green Line represents a battle line of an idea war over Israel's ability to claim legitimacy over a new Jerusalem. This paper examines the dynamic processes of how boundaries are being shifted through narratives of various actors involved in these processes. Transformando espacios: Los cambios en la Línea Verde y el desarrollo de la Zona Metropolitana de Jerusalén (Anne B. Shlay y Gillad Rosen).
|Translated title of the contribution||Making Place: The Shifting Green Line and the Development of "Greater" Metropolitan Jerusalem|
|Number of pages||32|
|Journal||City and Community|
|State||Published - Dec 2010|