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Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 2:00 pm (ET)
Jerusalem Crisis: What's Happening, What's Being Done, What's Needed
with Huda Abuarquob, Hagit Ofran, and Daniel Seidemann
Recent days have seen an escalation in violence in Jerusalem — even beyond what normally takes place
around Jerusalem Day. With the violent events at Al Aqsa Mosque, police crackdowns on Palestinian
protesters, the threat of home evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem, and today’s
incendiary Flag March, the city is in a state of crisis. This is a highly volatile and dynamic
situation—and we don’t know where it will lead.
This conversation featured leading Palestinian and Israeli experts from Jerusalem to update
about what is happening on the ground, what Israelis and Palestinians are doing, and what we can do from
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Cosponsored by: Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP), the
Israel Policy Forum (IPF), the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ), the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW),
the New York Jewish Agenda (NYJA), and the Progressive Israel Network (PIN), a coalition which includes
Ameinu, Americans for Peace Now (APN), Habonim Dror North America, Hashomer Hatzair, Jewish Labor Council,
JStreet, New Israel Fund (NIF), Partners for Progressive Israel (PPI), Reconstructing Judaism and
Huda Abuarquob is Alliance for Middle East Peace's (ALLMEP) on-the-ground regional
director in 2014. She has years of experience in conflict resolution, NGO leadership, and social change
education and activism, as well as a life-long commitment to building strong people-to-people
Israeli-Palestinian relations. She is a well-known speaker on issues related to Middle East politics and the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Huda is the oldest of twelve children, the daughter of respected Palestinian
educators, and an aunt to twenty-two nieces and nephews. Born in Jerusalem, she has traveled extensively in
Europe and the Middle East, lived for six years in the U.S., and now resides in Hebron.
Daniel Seidemann is an Israeli attorney specializing in Israeli-Palestinian relations, with an
emphasis on Jerusalem. He is the founder and director of Terrestrial Jerusalem, an NGO that works towards a
resolution to the question of Jerusalem that is consistent with the two-state solution.
Hagit Ofran is the Co-Director of Peace Now's Settlement Watch project and has two
decades of expertise on issues related to the settlements in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem. She is widely
recognized as Israel's foremost expert on Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.