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Jerusalem Old City Initiative

The Jerusalem Old City Initiative aims at providing practical and fair solutions to the Old City of Jerusalem, one of the most contentious and significant issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It does so by outlining the constructive role of a third party and a Special Regime for the Old City. 

Tensions, incidents, claims and counter-claims centered on Jerusalem, including recent statements regarding its status, exacerbate the uncertainties and instability that characterize the contemporary Middle East. The ideas generated by this initiative demonstrate that solutions which address the needs of all concerned  are possible.

This site provides a history of the JOCI process and as well as recent publications that compile the considerable research and study that the initiative has produced. JOCI is currently focused on sharing its findings with a wider audience through the publication and release of three volumes that sum up its work.

1) Track Two Diplomacy and Jerusalem

2) Governance and Security in Jerusalem

3) Contested Sites in Jerusalem