East Jerusalem

Since Israel’s illegal annexation of East Jerusalem in 1967, Palestinians in East Jerusalem hold the status of “permanent residents” of Israel. As such, they are required to pay taxes and are entitled to all rights and services that are provided to Israeli citizens, except for the right to vote in the general elections.

In reality, however, over the past four decades, the Israeli government has neglected to allocate the necessary resources to develop East Jerusalem. As a result, there is a severe shortage of public services and infrastructure in East Jerusalem, including health and education services, welfare services, postal services and water and sewage systems.

The continuation of discriminatory policies in East Jerusalem has led to a decline in Palestinian residency. ACRI continues to protest these racist policies, and the home demolitions and forced relocation that result. ACRI works within the courts and through public awareness campaigns to safeguard the fundamental human rights of Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem.


Yesterday (6/11/2019) we wrote to the Attorney General and asked him to examine and restrain the conduct of the police as seen in the Issawiya neighbourhood o...


On 20.2.201 ACRI appealed to the Commanding Officer of the Jerusalem District Police and the Commanding Officer of the Border Police in Jerusalem about granti...


About a year ago, the state informed the High Court of Justice that it would allow new people seeking employment from East Jerusalem to apply and use the serv...


Automated attendance machines at the Israeli Employment Services (IES) function as a substitute for physically appearing at IES offices. They are used in plac...


About three weeks ago, the police launched a major enforcement campaign to collect debts and fines in the Issawiya neighborhood of East Jerusalem. The campaig...


A few months ago, a resident of the Dahiyat a-Salam neighborhood in East Jerusalem contacted ACRI regarding neglect and harsh sanitary conditions in the neigh...


They represent 38% of the residents of Jerusalem. 72% of families and 81% of children live below the poverty line. Their schools lack 2,000 classrooms, the dr...


“My visit” is an application that enables citizens and permanent residents to schedule appointments at the Population and Immigration Authority’s offices onli...

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Tel Aviv Headquarters

Nahalat Binyamin 75, Tel Aviv 65154

Phone: +972-3-5608185
Fax: +972-3-5608165
E-Mail: mail@acri.org.il


Jerusalem Branch

15 Yad Harutsim St, Talpiot, Jerusalem

Postal Address: PO Box 53262, Jerusalem 9153102, Israel

Phone: +972-2-6521218
Fax: +972-2-6521219


Nazareth Branch

Street Address: 3030/5 Rd.
Postal Address: P.O. Box 51070, Nazareth 16072, Israel

Phone: +972-4-8526333/4/5
Fax: +972-4-8526331

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