Jeremy Pressman Presented at UConn

Jeremy Pressman Jersualem Light Rail Lecture

By: Molly Miller, Staff Writer at UConn Daily Campus

In his preliminary research on the Jerusalem Light Rail, presented at UConn on Wednesday, Director of Middle East Studies Jeremy Pressman argued that whether Palestinians are choosing to ride the Israeli-run transit system or throw rocks at it, all are engaged in opposing geopolitical realities of living in Israel.Development on the Light Rail, which opened in 2011, began in November of 2000 when a Palestinian uprising was underway, making many investors reluctant to become involved in the project.