WATCH: Guardian, B’Tselem provide peek into life in E. Jerusalem

Last week, the Guardian and B’Tselem joined forces to create a unique video series which gives a look into life in Israeli controlled East Jerusalem. The interactive contains links to the six videos, a map and links to the B’Tselem pages. According to B’Tselem,

In this innovative project, B’Tselem and the Guardian gave six Palestinians and Israelis cameras to create video diaries of their lives in occupied East Jerusalem, under the shadow of the settlement enterprise. The diaries offer a glimpse into the impact of the volatile reality on their lives. This is one aspect of B’Tselem’s video project, in which the organization has given some 200 Palestinian families cameras to document violations of their rights.

You can view the entire series on the Guardian site here. The Guardian has put one of the thoughtful videos on YouTube and I have embedded it below.


At +972, we often write about the complexities of Israeli control over East Jerusalem. This video series is a perfect compliment to our steady coverage of events there. If you are interested in the complex issues facing settlement, protest and life in East Jerusalem, this is a must-watch video series brought together by some of the most able people on the ground in Israel/Palestine.