How could Jerusalem best be divided as part of a two-state solution of the Israel-Palestine conflict?
One border, two future realities / SAYA
The Atlantic's new special report "Is Peace Possible?" features multimedia presentations on the four core issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Borders, Security, Refugees, and Jerusalem. These are complex issues, so post your questions in the comments section of each chapter, send them via email (to Questions@IsPeacePossible.com), or tweet them to us at @IsPeacePossible.
The divisions of Municipal Jerusalem shown in your Jerusalem presentation had quite a bit of "salamandering," meaning long extensions of Israeli territory into East Jerusalem in order to include the few Jewish neighborhoods there. How does that affect the Palestinians living along those narrow corridors? Will they be able to easily "cross over" the Israeli corridors? An analogy I can think that's closer to home might be: Will San Francisco residents be able to "cross over" the Golden Gate bridge? Or would they be forced to go all the way around through Oakland?
The most realistic way of resolving the final status of Jerusalem in an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement was first laid out in December 2000 by President Bill Clinton, in what became known as the Clinton Parameters: A border through the city that aims to include all Jewish neighborhoods within the final and recognized borders of Israel, and all Arab neighborhoods as part of the future Palestinian capitol.