Coming To Terms With ‘Reality’ Of Jerusalem

Expert on Israeli-Palestinian relations analyzes rising tensions in the City of Gold.

Staff Writer

Daniel “Danny” Seidemann is founder and director of Terrestrial Jerusalem, a non-governmental organization launched in January 2010 that monitors Israeli-Palestinian relations in Jerusalem. Regarded as a leading expert on contemporary Jerusalem, he was born in upstate Syracuse and made aliyah in 1973. A lawyer, he was interviewed by phone from his home in Jerusalem. This is an edited transcript.

Terrestrial Jerusalem’s Daniel Seidmann: Jerusalem not a united city.

One Dead, More Than Dozen Injured In Jerusalem Car Attack


Jerusalem — One person is dead and more than one dozen people injured after a car drove into a light rail station and onto the sidewalk in Jerusalem in what is being called a terror attack.

Kerry Calls Netanyahu, Apologizes For Anonymous ‘Chickenshit’ Remark


Jerusalem — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a phone call to Benjamin Netanyahu apologized for a U.S. official’s anonymous attack describing the Israeli prime minister as “chickenshit.”

Second Victim Dies Of Injuries From Jerusalem Light Rail Attack


Jerusalem — A woman critically injured in a terror attack in Jerusalem last week has died of her injuries.

Infant Killed, 8 Hurt In Suspected Terror Attack On Jerusalem Light Rail


Jerusalem — An infant was killed and eight people were injured when a car crashed into a light rail station in Jerusalem in what police are investigating as a terror attack.

Mounting Unrest Hits Temple Mount

Clashes this week just tip of the iceberg as Jerusalem mayor fears for public safety.

Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — Hours after clashes on the Temple Mount Tuesday between Israeli police and Palestinian rioters, a faint whiff of tear gas still hung in the air in the Old City alleyways near the holy site.

Israeli Institute Gets $2.2 Million To Help Christians Study Jewish Thought


A new institute in Jerusalem has been awarded $2.2 million to help Christians and Jews study Jewish texts, launching what’s being billed as a new kind of Jewish-Christian cooperation.

Sukkot Comes To The Promised Land

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In Jewish tradition, Sukkot is known as one of the pilgrimage festivals, one of the three times each year when people from around the Holy Land would head to Jerusalem to worship and celebrate at the ancient Temples.

The perfect etrog.

Slamming The Door To Peace

In a pair of dueling speeches at the United Nations, Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the door shut on future peace talks between two leaders who neither trust nor like each other. 

Israel’s New Language Barrier

With Arab-Jewish tensions running high in wake of Gaza war, a fresh attempt to downgrade status of Arabic.

Contributing Editor

We all want to draw a line under this summer of upheaval in Israel, and it is easy to get the impression that the country is now back to “normal.” But the reality on the ground doesn’t match this assessment. 

Nathan Jeffay
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