East Jerusalem, Jerusalem Governorate, West Bank, Palestine

Economy

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ East Jerusalem or Eastern Jerusalem (Arabic: ุงู„ู‚ุฏุณ ุงู„ุดุฑู‚ูŠุฉ, al-Quds ash-Sharqiya; Hebrew: ืžึดื–ึฐืจึทื— ื™ึฐืจื•ึผืฉึธืืœึทื™ึดื, Mizraแธฅ Yerushalayim) is the sector of Jerusalem that was occupied by Jordan during the 1948 Arabโ€“Israeli War, as opposed to the western sector of the city, West Jerusalem, which was occupied by Israel. Since the 1967 Arabโ€“Israeli War, East Jerusalem has been considered to be occupied by Israel by the international community.

This area includes Jerusalem's Old City and some of the holiest sites of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, such as the Temple Mount, the Western Wall, the al-Aqsa Mosque, the Dome of the Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, as well as a number of adjacent neighbourhoods. Israeli and Palestinian definitions of it differ. The Palestinian official position is based on the 1949 Armistice Agreements, while the Israeli position is based mainly on the current municipality boundaries of Jerusalem. These were determined by a series of administrative enlargements decided by Israeli municipal authorities since the June 1967 Six-Day War. Despite its name, East Jerusalem includes neighbourhoods to the north, east and south of the Old City and, in the wider definition of the term, even on all these sides of West Jerusalem. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, to be illegal under international law. Israel disputes this interpretation.

The annual number of building permits granted for construction in Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem have expanded by 60% since 2017. Since 1991, Palestinians, who make up the majority of the residents in East Jerusalem, have only received 30% of building permits.

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Economy May 2013, UNCTAD published the first comprehensive investigation into the East Jerusalem economy undertaken by the United Nations. The report concluded that the Israeli occupation had caused the economy to shrink by half in the last 20 years compared to West Bank and Gaza Strip, which it described as "a dismal testament to the decline of the East Jerusalem economy and its growing isolation under prolonged occupation", that resulted in the economic isolation of Palestinian residents. It found a 77% to 25% differential in the number of households living below the poverty line in non-Jewish and Jewish households respectively, with the differential in child poverty being 84% for Palestinian children as opposed to 45% for Jewish children. Major problems were said to be restrictions on movement of goods and people, which Israel says are imposed for security reasons, and Israeli neglect of "dire socio-economic conditions". UNCTAD said "the Israeli government could go much further in meeting its obligations as an occupying power by acting with vigour to improve the economic conditions in East Jerusalem and the well-being of its Palestinian residents". The Palestinians' governor of Jerusalem said "some relaxation of the political situation" was required for the economy to improve.

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East Jerusalem has a population of over 456,300 people. East Jerusalem also forms part of the wider Jerusalem metropolitan area which has a population of over 1,253,900 people.

To set up a UBI Lab for East Jerusalem see: https://www.ubilabnetwork.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/UBILabNetwork

Twin Towns - Sister Cities East Jerusalem has links with:

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Cairo, Egypt ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Fez, Morocco ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Jakarta, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Oujda, Morocco ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Tehran, Iran
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Antipodal to East Jerusalem is: -144.767,-31.783

Locations Near: East Jerusalem 35.2333,31.7833

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Jerusalem 35.218,31.775 d: 1.7  

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ Bethlehem 35.201,31.707 d: 9.1  

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ Ramallah 35.206,31.903 d: 13.5  

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ Al-Bireh 35.214,31.907 d: 13.8  

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ Efrat 35.15,31.65 d: 16.8  

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut 35.02,31.887 d: 23.2  

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Beit Shemesh 34.991,31.738 d: 23.4  

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Bet Shemesh 34.983,31.733 d: 24.3  

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Modiโ€˜in Makkabbim Reโ€˜ut 35,31.9 d: 25.6  

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ Hebron 35.083,31.517 d: 32.9  

Antipodal to: East Jerusalem -144.767,-31.783

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซ Papeete -149.566,-17.537 d: 18359  

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธ Pago Pago -170.701,-14.279 d: 16739.8  

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ด Nuku'alofa -175.216,-21.136 d: 16774.8  

๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธ Apia -171.76,-13.833 d: 16620.8  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hilo -155.089,19.725 d: 14182.9  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Maui -156.446,20.72 d: 14045.8  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Kahului -156.466,20.891 d: 14026.8  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Maui County -156.617,20.868 d: 14026  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Wailuku -156.505,20.894 d: 14025.6  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Honolulu -157.85,21.3 d: 13950.2  

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