During the first Intifada, the younger Palestinian generation prioritized violent resistance over daily life needs and services, leading to a collapse of municipal and government services in Arab neighborhoods. One of the epicenters of violence in Jerusalem was Isawiya. Join Avi Melamed as he returns to Isawiya and reconnects with his Arab partners, who bravely risked their safety to work with Avi to improve the lives of every Isawiya resident. The story of Isawiya mirrors the development of normalization between Israel and select Arab countries, reflecting the tension between pragmatism and narratives. Avi engages in thought-provoking discussions with Ramadan Dabbash, exploring the past and future of political participation for Jerusalemite Palestinians and the groundbreaking "My Hometown Jerusalem" list he established. Delve into the far-reaching implications of normalization as Dalia Ziada, director of MEEM, shares insights into its origins, the positions held by supporters and opponents, and the prospects ahead. This captivating episode unveils Jerusalem as a microcosm, examining its neighborhoods and the city, shedding light on the intricate interplay between local dynamics and the broader regional landscape.