Video report: Jewish settlers vs. Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah

By Harvey Stein

There is plenty of detailed historical and legal info readily available on Sheikh Jarrah and the other East Jerusalem settlements. In this video I wanted to contrast the very different personal stories and experiences on the two sides. I tried to let the settlers “dig their own graves.” I was amazed at their sense of entitlement, and the way it’s enabled by the Israeli government on all levels.


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Harvey Stein is a video journalist and documentary filmmaker, originally from New York City, now living in Jerusalem. He is working on several other video projects, including a feature documentary on the Palestinian activist and “holocaust educator” Khaled Mahameed, and a 3-part series on Israeli and Palestinian members of Eretz Shalom in the West Bank.