Amoun Sleem, founder and driving force behind the Domari Center in Jerusalem. Eyal Toueg

Jerusalem's Gypsies: The Community With the Lowest Social Standing in Israel

The Domari Gypsies of East Jerusalem have struggled for many generations to overcome poverty, government indifference and prejudice. Now, a determined woman, Amoun Sleem, is trying to lead a quiet revolution.

The Lions Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City is a busy hub throughout the day. Large groups of tourists pass through it en route to the churches on the Via Dolorosa, while locals hurry home or to prayers at the...

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