Emblematic of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but also of its possible resolution, "mixed cities" express the full spectrum of urban and social forms prevailing within the Jewish state. The spaces are a theater of interethnic relations against the backdrop of bitter political rivalries and creeping gentrification. Each of the “mixed cities” has its specific configuration: if Lod/Al-Lydd is characterized by polarization dynamics, the case of Jaffa can be analyzed rather in terms of segmentary politics. Dead ends or horizons of hope? These cities play a major role in determining the future of the Israeli-Palestinian space: a laboratory of its diversity, a symbol of its ungovernability.