In a Newsweek article, Atalia Omer, professor of religion, conflict, and peace studies, analyzes an Israeli court ruling delaying the eviction of Palestinian families in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.
“The ruling issued by the Israeli Supreme Court putting a halt [for now] to the displacement and eviction of the Palestinian families of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem does not signify a paradigm shift . . . but rather a recognition of the international visibility of the struggle of this neighborhood due to the masterful deployment of social media [among other protest techniques] in getting the Palestinian narrative out to the world by people like Muna and Mohammed El-Kurd.”
Originally published at newsweek.com on March 1, 2022.