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Peace Now Condemns Interior Minister’s Cynical use of Housing Crisis More Construction Approved in East Jerusalem | Facts Behind Today’s Construction Approval

Today the Interior Minister Eli Ishai released a press statement detailing his authorization of construction of thousands of housing units in East Jerusalem and over the Green Line. The construction referred to is three separate locations: Pisgat Zeev The plan authorizes 625 housing units, this an old plan that we have reported on previously  – it now passed all the ...

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Israel Approves 1,500 Settler Homes in East Jerusalem: NGO | Agence France Presse via Common Dreams

An Israeli government committee on Thursday approved the construction of more than 1,500 settler homes in east Jerusalem, as Israel’s premier prepared to leave for talks in Washington, an NGO told AFP. A spokeswoman for the Ir Amim non-governmental organisation, which calls for Palestinians and Israelis to share Jerusalem, confirmed the interior ministry planning committee gave final approval for two ...

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Sharing the right to Jerusalem’s past by Yonathan Mizrachi | Common Ground News Service

To preserve Jerusalem’s heritage, all sides must strive to make antiquities accessible to everyone and remember that alongside one’s own heritage there are others that are no less important. Recognising this is important for the Palestinian residents of Silwan, Israeli society and anybody who desires a better future for the parties in conflict. Yonathan Mizrachi is an archaeologist and a ...

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Settlements Resolution Veto: Missed Opportunity for U.S. Leadership | Americans for Peace Now

Washington, DC – Americans for Peace Now (APN) today expressed disappointment at the Obama administration’s veto of a UN Security Council resolution supporting the peace process and the two-state solution and condemning Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Reacting to the US veto, APN’s President and CEO Debra DeLee said: “President Barack Obama missed a key ...

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Palestine Papers: Al Jazeera, Guardian Release Documents. Called ‘propaganda’ by some.

Newly released documents show Palestinian negotiators agreed to give up large tracts of West Bank land, and nearly all of East Jerusalem, in peace talks with the Israeli government. The disclosure is among many contained in what is being called the “Palestine Papers”—over 1,700 files from inside Israeli-Palestinian negotiations dating from 1999 to 2010. The news network Al Jazeera began ...

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Obama must call Israeli settlements illegal | Ian Williams via guardian.co.uk

Provoked by the latest demolition in East Jerusalem, no fewer than 120 countries have sponsored a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlement activity. Hillary Clinton has also condemned it as “illegitimate”, but the resolution introduces precision by terming the settlements as “illegal”. In a country where “all politics is local”, and in the face of the economic crisis, Obama could almost ...

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OPT: East Jerusalem evictions causing suffering, anguish | IRIN

JERUSALEM, 19 January 2011 (IRIN) – Evictions and house demolitions are a growing humanitarian concern for Palestinians living in East Jerusalem, says the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The consequences for families can be devastating: In addition to losing their homes, their main source of physical and economic security, families are faced with high legal bills, ...

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Encountering Peace: To be suspect | The Jerusalem Post

By Gershon Baskin, co-CEO of the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (www.ipcri.org) and is in the process of founding the Center for Israeli Progress (http://israeli-progress.org). In December 1988 I planned my first speaking tour to the US to advance the ideas of IPCRI and to raise money. My plan was to take my two-year-old daughter with me, drop her ...

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