Inside East Jerusalem Neighborhoods
T'ruah is working with Israeli and Palestinian partners on the ground to draw attention to the human rights concerns of two East Jerusalem neighborhoods: Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan.
Learn more about these neighborhoods and the issues facing the residents.
Palestinians and Israeli Jews have come together in a vibrant non-violent movement to protest the eviction of dozens of Palestinian residents from and influx of ideological settlers into the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.
- Background on the Non-Violent Movement in Sheikh Jarrah
- Jewish Perspectives on Non-Violence by Rabbi Jonathan K. Crane, PhD
- Home Front Portraits from Sheikh Jarrah: A series of free online documentary shorts from Just Vision, accompanied by additional information, supplemental resources, and discussion guides from T'ruah.
- My Neighbourhood: A 25-minute full length documentary available for order from Just Vision, accompanied by additional information, supplemental resources, and discussion guides from T'ruah.
The landscape of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan is rapidly changing.
The ideological settler organization Elad (also known as the Ir-David Foundation, and Friends of Ir David, Inc. in the United States) has been charged with managing the City of David archaeological park in Silwan. Beyond running the park, Elad has used various methods to acquire Palestinian properties and to transfer these to Jews.
Adjacent to the City of David National Park, the mayor and municipality of Jerusalem want to demolish approximately 22 to 56 Palestinian houses in the area of Silwan known as Al-Bustan to construct a biblically themed recreational park known as the King’s Garden.
- The City of David and the Settler Organization Elad
- Jewish National Fund (JNF) Helps Settlers Plant Roots in Silwan
- Take Action to Stop the JNF from Evicting Families from Silwan
- Why Consider Alternative Tours of East Jerusalem?
- Alternatives to Settler Tours of East Jerusalem
- What’s Next in Silwan: Demolishing Homes for the “King’s Garden” Biblical Theme Park
- Take Action to Stop the Demolition of Homes for the King’s Garden Park
- Text Studies: The King’s Garden Through the Lens of Jewish Text
- Other T'ruah Resources: Divrei Torah, Prayers, Rituals, Press Releases and Public Statements
- Maps, Videos, and Further Readings