Jerusalem – Where Things Stand at the Start of the Biden Presidency

In the waning hours of the Trump Administration, the Israeli government issued a significant slate of last-minute settlement approvals, including granting a tender for the construction of an East Jerusalem settlement (Givat Hamatos) long understood to be a “doomsday” settlement by those advocating for a two state solution. Given the centrality of Jerusalem to the…

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In the waning hours of the Trump Administration, the Israeli government issued a significant slate of last-minute settlement approvals, including granting a tender for the construction of an East Jerusalem settlement (Givat Hamatos) long understood to be a “doomsday” settlement by those advocating for a two state solution.
Given the centrality of Jerusalem to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, what do these latest settlement advancements say about the state of play in Jerusalem facing the new Biden Administration? How should East Jerusalem settlements (and settlements more generally) be understood in Israel’s de facto annexation of Palestinian land?

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