Background on the Non-Violent Movement in Sheikh Jarrah
Content adapted from Just Vision with permission - JustVision.org.
Since 2008, dozens of Palestinian residents of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah have been evicted from their homes and displaced by Israeli settlers. With Israeli courts largely backing the settlers’ claims, hundreds of others now face the same threat.
In response, Israeli supporters from increasingly diverse backgrounds are joining Palestinian residents in their ongoing protests against the evictions. Though these two communities live only minutes away from one another, this is often the first significant amount of time they have spent together.
T'ruah is proud to partner with Just Vision in promoting two of their documentary projects about Sheikh Jarrah: Homefront: Portraits from Sheikh Jarrah, a series of free online documentary shorts, and My Neighbourhood, a 25-minute full length documentary available for order from Just Vision.
Getting beyond the sensational headlines and broad generalizations that normally dominate discussions of Jerusalem, these two video projects capture voices rarely heard, of those striving for a shared future in the city.
- Home Front Portraits from Sheikh Jarrah: Additional information, videos, and supplemental resources and discussion guides from T'ruah.
- My Neighbourhood: Additional information, trailer, and supplemental resources and discussion guides from T'ruah.