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How the UAE-Israel deal seeks to impose a `fait accompli` in JerusalemJuman Abu Arafeh - Middle East Eye - While the normalisation agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates is seen by many as a historic peace deal between the two countries, analysts in Jerusalem say it will bring “everything but peace to the region”. A report by Terrestrial Jerusalem, an Israeli organisation that tracks developments in Jerusalem that could impact political processes or spark violence, says that the phrasing of an initial joint statement between Israel and the UAE raised fears of restrictions to Muslims’ rights to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, known to Israelis as the Temple Mount, while legitimising Jewish prayers there, in violation of a longstanding agreement. Israel-UAE deal: In Jerusalem, Palestinians feel betrayed but not surprised. (rh) 15/9/2020
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Israel normalisation may partition Al-Aqsa Mosque: AnalystsMersiha Gadzo - Al Jazeera - A clause in the UAE-Bahrain accords with Israel leaves `door wide open` to Jewish prayer at holy site, analysts say [ry] 14/9/2020
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EU implies Serbia, Kosovo could risk EU membership bid with Jerusalem embassyLorne Cook - Times of Israel - The European Union warned Serbia and Kosovo on Monday that they could undermine their EU membership hopes by moving their Israeli embassies to Jerusalem. “There is no EU member state with an embassy in Jerusalem,” European Commission spokesman Peter Stano said. “Any diplomatic steps that could call into question the EU’s common position on Jerusalem are a matter of serious concern and regret.” In Belgrade, Serbian officials appeared to be stepping back from the embassy pledge, with Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic saying the final decision on the Embassy move will still have to be discussed by the government and will depend on “a number of factors”. And Kosovo needs to consider not only the EU but also Turkey, with which Kosovo has long-standing ties. Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci was on the phone with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, trying to assuage Turkish concerns. [ak]8/9/2020
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A decisive moment in the struggle over the settler-inspired Jeursalem Cable Car Project Sue Surkes - Times of Israel / Emek Shave - The government and various other bodies have failed to submit by a Supreme Court deadline of September 6 to prove the “factual basis” on which they claim that a planned cable car to Jerusalem’s Old City will boost tourism. The court has given them an extension until October 1. Meanwhile, however, tenders are already being issued to strat the project. The plan’s many critics say that the cable car will turn Jerusalem’s most precious historic vistas into a theme park. An analysis of traffic data undermines the assertion that the the cable car will relieve traffic congestion along the Old City walls. The analysis suggests that an increase in shuttles would be a better, faster, and cheaper way of ferrying tourists. Not mentioned in the depositions to the court - but very much in everybody`s mind - is the political dimension. The cable car is a project inspired and strongly promoted by the radical nationalist settlers, as a way of further "Judaising" the Old City. [ak]8/9/2020
Israel-UAE deal: Normalisation raises concern over change in status of Al-Aqsa - ReportNadda Osman - MEE - Report claims the deal could have severe ramifications for the status of historic sites in Jerusalem [ry] 31/8/2020
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European Union grants 11.8 million Euros to help protect the Palestinian identity of East JerusalemNGO Monitor - According to the latest European Union Financial Transparency System report, in 2019 the EU authorized seven grants with a total sum of 11.8 million Euros to NGO projects In East Jerusalem. All are part of the EU’s "strategic approach" addressing the “urgent need to preserve the Palestinian identity of East Jerusalem, sustain the presence of the Palestinian population and prioritize the protection of Palestinian heritage, based on the restoration of historical sites in the Old City and the promotion of cultural life and activities in EJ.” One EU-supported NGO project specifically seeks to “protect Islamic and Christian Waqf religious and cultural heritage properties against Israeli violations and threats.” [Note: "NGO Monitor" is a right-wing research organization, strongly opposed to such EU projects and considering them as "increasing tensions" and even "promoting terrorism". Still, these painstakingly compiled data are of interest also to those thinking otherwise. AK]. 25/8/2020
Despite pandemic, East Jerusalem on track for record number of home demolitionsAaron Boxerman - The Times of Israel - As the health situation in city’s east grows worse, the municipality has resumed tearing down homes, leaving some out on the streets during economic crisis caused by virus [ry] 24/8/2020
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Palestinian Family Refuses to Demolish its own Home in East JerusalemIMEMCnews - "Residents of Silwan neighborhood, in East Jerusalem, held a public prayer at a solidarity tent, where residents agreed to stop yielding to pressure from the Israeli municipality to demolish their own homes" [ry] 24/8/2020
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Palestinian killed after a stabbing attack near the the al-Aqsa Mosque IMEMC / Y-Net - Ashraf Halasa, a 30-year old Palestinian from the town of Sawahra ash-Sharqiya, was shot and killed near a gate of the al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem, after pulling a knife and trying to stab an officer of the Israeli "Border Guard" riot police. The essential facts of the event were repeated in both the Israeli and the Palestinian media, but with considerable difference in emphasis. The Palestinians note that Halasa was hit by a barrage of Israeli bullets, that he bled to death, denied medical treatment, while Israeli medics tended to the officer`s moderate injury, and that the army later detained Halasa`s mother, and two of his brothers. Conversely, Israeli reports focused on the officer being stabbed, assured the public that the officer was "in moderate condition, stable and fully conscious" and noted that "the quick and determined response resulted in the threat being neutralized within seconds". Only causally was it mentioned that "neutralized" meant "killed". [ak]18/8/2020
PLO urges EU to take action against Israel`s E1 settlements constructionTheNewArab - The PLO has urged action against Israel to stop constructing settlements in occupied East Jerusalem [ry] 3/8/2020
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