The Current Status and Future of Jerusalem in Light of Regional and International Developments

The Current Status and Future of Jerusalem in Light of Regional and International Developments

  • 24 April 2001

The focal point of this lecture was the status of Jerusalem,
considered in terms of its geography, demography,
sanctity and sacred shrines. The speaker reviewed
the changes witnessed by the city since the Israeli
occupation in 1967 and analyzed the complications
stemming from the aggressive Israeli policy toward the
city. The current situation in Jerusalem was discussed,
in the light of international legitimacy, international
law and UN resolutions as well as their implications
for the future of the Holy City. Thereafter, the speaker
examined the status of Jerusalem in Arab-Israeli peace
negotiations and its effect on the course of negotiations
noting that the issue of Jerusalem is at the very core of
any peace arrangements in the future.
While sketching possible scenarios for the future
of the city, the speaker indicated the role that Muslims
ought to play in order to secure their legitimate rights
in the Holy City in the context of any comprehensive
settlement of the Palestinian issue.

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Tuesday 24 April 2001

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Tuesday 24 April 2001

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