A research about urban development and politics. Bezalel Academy 2012

‘We will not allow the residents of East Jerusalem to build as much as they need. Ultimately, even if it is not politically correct to say this, we will look at Jerusalem‘s demographic situation to make sure that in 20 years we do not wake up to an Arab city.‘ (Yakir Segev - city official)

This booklet is an attempt to describe the gap I experienced between the outer form and the inner forces of East Jerusalem: a place with an often unshaped urban appearance and at the same time a highly political urban planning battlefield, where every square meter is defined. The intention is to show the political sub layer which partly explains or illuminates the shape of the urban fabric in East Jerusalem.