Jerusalem has been described as the “volcanic core” of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Competing religious, national, and historic narratives exist side-by-side in the city, in a constant struggle for legitimacy, validity, and survival. Please join us for talk with Daniel Seidemann, a leading expert on contemporary Jerusalem, regarding his book A Geopolitical Atlas of East Jerusalem and the issues in Jerusalem which affect the prospects for a peace settlement.
An Israeli attorney specializing in Israeli-Palestinian relations in Jerusalem, Seidemann has argued more than 20 Jerusalem-related cases before the Israeli Supreme Court. In 2010, Seidemann launched Terrestrial Jerusalem, an Israeli NGO that works toward a resolution to the issues in Jerusalem that is consistent with a two-state solution. Mr. Seidemann is a native of Syracuse and a graduate of Cornell and Hebrew University. He immigrated to Israel in 1973 and is a retired Reserve Major in the Israeli Defense Forces. In 2010, he was named an honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his work in Jerusalem.