Sheikh Jarrah: The Story Behind the Story

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The following news analysis is by our publisher John Kunza.

Depending on the headlines you are reading, you either are hearing that Sheikh Jarrah is:

An illegal land grab by Jewish settlersAn ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by Israel

Or:

The eviction of illegal squatters by IsraelJews reclaim their neighborhood which has always been rightfully theirs

Both sides seem to be in agreement on one thing: the fate of this neighborhood has become a flashpoint moment for Palestinian and Jewish rights in Jerusalem.

It’s more complicat...

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