A Surprising Process of 'Israelization' Is Taking Place Among Palestinians in East Jerusalem

Along with the nationalist radicalization, widespread support for Hamas and widespread clashes, less predictable dynamics are afoot.

A year ago, for the first time, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Israel postal service established a post office in the village of Isawiyah, which lies below Mount Scopus, within the municipal boundaries. Along with the opening of the new branch − part of a plan to improve postal services in East Jerusalem − the village streets were given names and the houses received numbers. These...