Simmering tensions in Jerusalem have come to a boil. Bloody clashes, Israeli forces storming Al-Aqsa compound and Palestinian hit-and-run attacks on Israeli pedestrians have consumed the city. Israel has tightened security in occupied East Jerusalem, stoking fears of a third Palestinian Intifada, or uprising. This comes amid right-wing Jewish demands to pray inside the city’s holiest compound and plans to increase illegal Israeli settlements. As the situation continues to escalate, what is the future of Jerusalem? 

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Haviv Rettig @havivrettiggur
Political analyst, Times of Israel

Talal Jabari @TalalJabari

Ilana Sherrington @StandWithUs
Director of Community Relations, Stand With Us

Thawra Abukhdeir
Nursing student

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