A frontier city with weak borders

Journal title FUTURIBILI
Author/s Menachem Klein
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2011/3 Language Italian
Pages 9 P. 195-203 File size 116 KB
DOI 10.3280/FU2011-003012
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The author develops the theme of the boundaries of Jerusalem (both in the historic city that in its metropolitan area) showing how they are numerous, not overlapping, informal, and not recognized by rigid and concrete agreements, and therefore these boundaries are weak, flexible and traversable. The issue of boundaries is determined on the basis of the objectives and results of demography, policies, planning actions, the construction of housing units followed by the Israeli government and Palestinian authorities, organization of services and security. This is perceived in different parts of the greater Jerusalem (historical cities and villages in its periphery). The author's conclusion is still that there are many boundaries that are ambivalent, and therefore mobile and unofficial, and that the ethnic-national border is the most powerful in shaping these soft and traversable boundaries.

Keywords: Gerusalemme, confini urbani, confini informali, confini flessibili, governo israeliano, autorità palestinese

Menachem Klein, Una città di frontiera con confini deboli in "FUTURIBILI" 3/2011, pp 195-203, DOI: 10.3280/FU2011-003012