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Jerusalem Fifty Years On: United or Occupied?

Daniel Seidemann
November 16th, 2017
11:45 AM


Thursday, November 16, 2017
11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Forum for Scholars and Publics
Duke's West Campus Quad
011 Old Chem

A light lunch will be served.

Fifty years since 1967, and the dissonance between official Israel and much of the rest of the world is stark. With the former celebrating the jubilee of "a united Jerusalem," other stakeholders are commemorating fifty years of the occupation of East Jerusalem. What is the state of play in Jerusalem? Is it undivided, occupied - or perhaps both? What is the current trajectory of the conflict in the city, and how does it interface with the broader geopolitical dynamics between Israelis and Palestinians?

Cosponsored by the Duke Center for Jewish Studies, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, Humanities Futures @ the Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Duke University Middle East Studies Center.

Cover Art: David Reeb.


"50 Years of Occupation, 1967-2017: Israel/Palestine, Histories and Futures"

SEPTEMBER 28 - Joyce Dalsheim, "The Anthropologist and the Settler: Updates From the Field in Israel/Palestine"

OCTOBER 2 - Diana Allan, "Still Life: Experiences of Palestinian Exile"

OCTOBER 20 - Lisa Hajjar, "International Law and Fifty Years of Occupation"

OCTOBER 26 - Amahl Bishara, "Posting While Palestinian: Shifting Bounds for Expression in the West Bank and Israel"

NOVEMBER 9 - Helen Yanovsky, "Human Rights on Camera in the Palestinian West Bank"

NOVEMBER 16 - Daniel Seidemann, "Jerusalem Fifty Years On: United or Occupied?"

DECEMBER 5 - Lara Friedman, "Enabler or Peacemaker? U.S. Policy and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"


Daniel Seidemann

Terrestrial Jerusalem

Daniel (Danny) Seidemann has lived in Jerusalem since he made Aliyah in 1973. He has been a member of the Israeli Bar Association since 1987 and a partner in a firm specializing in commercial law. Since 1991, he has focused on the geopolitics of contemporary Jerusalem and ...

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