Jerusalem the problem city


Breakfast meeting with Daniel Seidemann, Trond Bakkevig, Jacob Høigilt and Marte Heian-Engdal

Wednesday 8. March 2017, 08:30 until 10:00

Venue: Kjelleren - The Basement

Host: Litteraturhuset

Entrance: Free entry

Why is solving the problem over Jerusalem in the Israel-Palestine conflict so difficult? Daniel Seidemann (Terrestrial Jerusalem) will talk about Jerusalem’s intricate infrastructure, and the practical challenges in dividing the city between the two people. Trond Bakkevig (PRIO) presents the burning religious aspects of Jerusalem, and in what way these prevent a solution to the conflict. Jacob Høigilt (PRIO) focuses on the situation of Palestinians in East Jerusalem. They feel forgotten and neglected, but their fate is central to the conflict. Marte Heian-Engdal (PRIO) gives an introduction and moderates the panel.

The seminar is co-hosted by the House of Literature and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).