The planned national park, located adjacent to the E1 area, on the slopes of Mt. Scopus, would constitute an insurmountable obstacle to any possible future peace agreement involving Jerusalem. Most immediately, it would “choke off” a number of Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem, and deny residents access to their private lands. For detailed information on the plan for the national park, click here.
Solidarity’s campaign agaist the park-construction has already recorded some success. Following an investigative report in Ha’aretz, and an appeal by Solidarity to the Municipality of Jerusalem, construction work on the park has been temporarily stopped. This construction work, which was illegally started by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, is taking place on private lands of the East Jerusalem residents of Issawiya.
We need your help now!
Get the word out to your community and public officials Help us raise awareness of this issue with Jewish community representatives, elected officials, members of Knesset, and local Israeli embassies. Click here for a letter and call to action.
Take action this week:
Join our demonstration, study tour, and clean-up efforts!
The Solidarity movement, together with residents of A-Tur and Issawiya, is organizing a series of protests, study tours, and a call to action in order to prevent the continued construction of this park. We need your help! Here’s what you can do:
Join the Study Tour
The tour, which is scheduled on a weekly basis, will be led by “Solidarity” activists and residents of Issawiya and A-Tur. For information and registration contact Daniel 054-6236609
For more information, we recommend reading the following:
“National park in east Jerusalem stirs controversy”, Jerusalem Post