regains access to the holiest Jewish sites. Saying they want to
building on annexed land.
With minor adjustments, the current boundaries of Jerusalem are set.
Building of Jewish neighborhoods inside the city continues at a rapid
pace. But in the 1990s, the growth rate of the Arab population begins
to outpace that of Jews.
Israel begins the Jerusalem section of a barrier that it says will
keep out suicide bombers. The barrier cuts off two Arab neighborhoods
from the rest of Jerusalem and stretches well beyond the city boundary
to encompass West Bank settlements to the northwest and east.
Sources: Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, International Peace
and Cooperation Center, CIA, Israeli Defense Ministry, Associated
Press, Arab Studies Society, National Geographic Society. Graphics