reporting by Batsheva Sobelman


Eastern push


Israel has built new Jerusalem neighborhoods on land captured in the

1967 Middle East War. But overall percentage of Jews in the city is

dropping while the proportion of Palestinians grows.



Before the war, an armistice line separated Israeli-controlled West

Jerusalem from Jordanian-controlled East Jerusalem. After its victory,

Israel expanded Jerusalem's boundaries.


After decades of building, thousands of Jews now live in East

Jerusalem neighborhoods.


Total population of Jerusalem

1967: 266,3000

Arabs: 26%

Jews/others: 74%