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Sheikh Jarrah Revisited

Sheikh Jarrah feature

Two summers ago, I joined a group of Israelis and Palestinians at their weekly protest in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. The protests, which began in December 2009 following the eviction of four Palestinian families from their homes in the neighborhood, quickly began attracting hundreds of participants a week, including author David Grossman, former Speaker of the Knesset Avrum Burg, and Nobel Prize laureate Daniel Kahneman. By the time I arrived in August 2010, the Sheikh …

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