48. Improve Conditions in East Jerusalem

Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem suffer from a lack of municipal services, insufficient educational facilities, few green spaces, and subpar infrastructure. The disparity between the two halves of the city is glaringly apparent, and not only does it contribute to tensions between Israel and Arab residents of East Jerusalem, it contributes to a general lack of trust between Israelis and Palestinians and a heightened sense of discriminatory treatment by Palestinian citizens and residents of Israel. Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion has so far prioritized increased budgets for East Jerusalem neighborhoods, but there is still much more to do in order to close the gap between Jewish and Palestinian residents of the city.