In 2020 the Hanns Seidel Foundation started a cooperation with the Jerusalem based non-profit organization 0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem.
0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem has a unique approach to the life reality in Jerusalem. While most media outlets and analyses see two major communities in Jerusalem, 0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem sees three major communities in Jerusalem: Palestinians of East Jerusalem, secular and religious Jews of West Jerusalem, and Haredi- Jews of West-Jerusalem.
All three communities are separated by both visible and invisible barriers: different educational systems, political institutions, media, world views, and languages. This separation is fertile ground for misunderstanding, distrust, and even violence.
0202 - Points of View from Jerusalem’s assumption is that the fundamental differences between the communities can also be a source of prosperity, complexity, and depth. We aim to elevate discourse, to the place where even when we disagree, we are aware of the other’s point of view and acknowledge its legitimacy.
The Cross-Posts project
In the framework of the project, the partner created an unprecedented creation of a cross-posts database of 30 topics that reflect the discourse surrounding major issues in Jerusalem from at least two perspectives from the three different communities of the city. Thus, it will offer better insight into the different perspectives of Jerusalem’s three major communities.
Here some links to read more about the different perspectives on one topic, such as gender based separation (in Hebrew and in Arabic), Jews praying in the Al-Aqsa compound (Hebrew, Arabic), and reactions to a campaign to prevent the use of speakers in mosques (Hebrew, Arabic).