Since the Israeli occupation and illegal annexation of the eastern part of Jerusalem in 1967, the Palestinian population of the city has been considered permanent residents in Israel. This status qualified them to vote in municipal elections, but not in parliamentary elections. However, the Jerusalemites have been boycotting these elections since the occupation. In 2018, two Palestinian blocs competed in the municipal elections, hoping that they would break the boycott and encourage Palestinian voters, but they both failed. This paper will examine the dilemma regarding participating in the elections.