Part of the Separation Wall (officially "Security Barrier") in East Jerusalem.
Graffiti on the Wall in East Jerusalem
A pedestrian checkpoint.
The Wall in East Jerusalem.
Outside the Old City
Pilgrims from Cote d'Ivoire
Security, outside the Old City
In the Old City
Moshe Dayan as graffiti (Dayan was a general during the Six Day War in 1967.)
On Bus shelter
Police at a protest being held by ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem. Protesters were objecting to the fact that a city parking lot is open on the Sabbath.
Protester being invited to leave the road by a policeman.
Protesters argue with a police officer.
A popular t-shirt in the tourist shops of Jerusalem.
A t-shirt on sale in Jerusalem's Old City. Note that the boundaries of Israel on this map are those of "Greater Israel," including both pre-1967 Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. (Popular maps sold in Israel frequently use these boundaries. For more on this, see my blog entry at http://regionalgeography.org/101blog/?p=432
Archaeological work being done near in East Jerusalem's predominantly Arab Silwan neighborhood. Critics argue that archaeology is being used in this neighborhood as a "tool of dispossession," since many Palestinian homes have been slated for demolition to make way for the "City of David archaeological park." (For more on this, see my blog at http://regionalgeography.org/101blog/?p=470)
Silwan, a neighborhood in East Jerusalem. In the foreground is part the "City of David" archaeological park. Silwan's population is overwhelmingly Palestinian, but Jewish settlers have been making a concerted effort to move into the area.
A protest sign in Silwan.
Demolition orders issued by the Israeli authorities to Palestinian residents of Silwan.
An entry in the visitor's book at a small protest tent in Silwan, where local residents have been voicing their opposition to the eviction and displacement of Palestinians by Jewish settlers, and by the expansion of the "City of David" park.
Soldier calls in the details of a Palestinian motorist he has pulled over in Jerusalem.
Commemorative plaque, Jerusalem.
Wall surrounding a construction site, part of the "City of David" tourist attraction/archaeological park.
Defaced picture, City of David construction site.
Construction of an apartment building for Jews in predominantly Palestinian East Jerusalem. Construction like this that been a major source of contention between Israel and critics (including the Palestinian Authority and the Obama administration) who argue that the further settlement of Jews in the Occupied Territories and East Jerusalem harms the chances of peace.
Billboard advertising homes for sale (to Jews) in East Jerusalem.
A Palestinian woman in Silwan; in the background an Israeli flag flies over a home that Jewish settlers have moved into.
A minaret remains, but the land behind it has been cleared to make way for an archaeological dig.
Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem.
"In Memory of the Death March from Dachau." Sculpture at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem.