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Forget the Kotel, Amb. Friedman. Go see Jerusalem’s Palestinian ghetto | +972 Magazine

By Yudith Oppenheimer

Dear Ambassador Friedman,

Since your appointment as U.S. ambassador to Israel, you have exhibited a great deal of interest in Jerusalem, undoubtedly an expression of your genuine love of the city. Unfortunately, as we all know too well, love alone is never enough.

In the spirit of full disclosure, let me state that Ir Amim, together with Israeli residents of Arnona, has filed a petition against the circumvention of the Planning and Construction Law in order to expedite the move of the American embassy to May 14. The process by which the embassy’s move is being conducted — and the very move itself — do nothing to contribute to good neighborly relations.

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