IVORY TOWER? Looking over the East Jerusalem village of Isawiyah from the fifth floor of the new humanities building at the Hebrew University. Emil Salman

The Murky Relations Between the Hebrew University and Its Neighboring Palestinian Village

A new Hebrew University building offers a revealing look at both the hardscrabble nature of an adjacent East Jerusalem village and the striking contrast between the two sites.

A new building sits on the edge of the Botanical Gardens on the Hebrew University’s Mount Scopus campus: the Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, which was completed last year. Large windows...

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