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A Chronicle of Municipal Discrimination in JerusalemMeir Margalit - Palestine-Israel Journal -33 percent, or one in every three residents of Jerusalem are Palestinians and yet, Mayor Olmert and his rightist coalition, show no interest in tackling the ongoing problems of East Jerusalem and its residents.31/7/2005
Israel Plans Jewish Colony in Palestinian Heart of Old CityPalestine Chronicle - Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei warned Tuesday that, “without Jerusalem there will be no peace” with Israel, amid reports that the Israeli Occupation Jewish municipality of the Holy City has approved a Housing Ministry plan to build a synagogue and 30 settler units for Israeli Jews close to Islam’s third holiest site of Al-Aqsa Mosque in the exclusively Palestinian quarter of Bab el-Sahera inside the historical wall of the Old City. 31/7/2005
Palestinians Slam New Jewish Homes in JerusalemPalestine Chronicle - "The status of the holy city has long been one of the thorniest issues of the Arab-Israeli conflict.." 30/7/2005
PLC session on Judaization of Jerusalem Palestine News Network - PLC Member Rafiq Al Netchei spoke to PNN regarding the Special PLC Session called to address the issue of the Israelization and complete take-over of Jerusalem. 29/7/2005
Jerusalem OKs Neighborhood ConstructionAssociated Press - Jerusalem planners have approved the construction of a new Jewish neighborhood in the city`s Muslim Quarter, officials said Tuesday,threatening to further inflame tensions between Israelis and Palestinians in the city claimed by both as a capital. 26/7/2005
New settlement in Jerusalem Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Ahencies - The Israeli Newspaper Maariv reported on Tuesday that the Israeli government plans to construct a settlement at Bab al-Zahera area, in the old city of Jerusalem 26/7/2005
With the help of G_d, Jerusalem has been divided;B. Michael - Yediot Ahronot - "In good time and not one moment too soon, Jerusalem has finally been divided. The government decided this week to complete the “Jerusalem-Wrapping” Fence, with the project’s laundered and deceptive name. But first, some corrections and reflections: The ‘Fence’ is not a fence but an enormous ugly wall, three times as tall as the Berlin Wall and just as ugly. The ‘Wrapping’ is not wrapping, but dissecting, separating and abusing, just like the Berlin Wall"21/7/2005
Palestinians rage at proposed fence across Jerusalem Eric Silver in Jerusalem - Israel`s decision to press ahead with a barrier that will separate 55,000 Palestinian residents of Jerusalem from the rest of the city has provoked a storm of criticism, prompting the Palestinian Prime Minister to state that the fence will make "a farce" of Ariel Sharon`s peace talks with the Palestinian Authority. 12/7/2005
One year after ICJ ruling, Israel OKs Wall in Jerusalem Arjan El Fassed - The Electronic Intifada - One year after the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), in which it made clear that the construction of the Wall and the settlements were illegal, the Israeli cabinet called for "the immediate completion of the security fence [sic] in the Jerusalem area". 12/7/2005
Is the World blind? ICAHD - Two more families in East-Jerusalem lost their homes today and another two families had their belongings thrown out into the street as a new wave of house demolitions swept through Dahiat Al-Salaam and Silwan. 12/7/2005
Israeli unilateralism is testing the limits of human patienceThe Daily Star - Editorial - Instead of focusing on the "road map" to peace, Israel has been busy trying to redraw maps - or at least, this seems to be the case in Jerusalem. 12/7/2005
European Union condemns Israel`s barrierDaily Star staff - Palestinians seek UN-backed punitive measures against companies building separation wall 12/7/2005
Palestinians Feel Like Underdogs Against King DavidChristine Hauser - The New York Times - JERUSALEM - Every so often, events surface in Jerusalem that remind its Arab and Jewish residents how easily their city of gentle hills and golden light slips back and forth across time, from the artifacts of the past to the passions of contemporary politics. 11/7/2005
House demolitions in Jerusalem 5-6 July Angela Godfrey-Goldstein - The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions - "We are at the beginning of a huge wave of new demolitions, judging from the examples of today and yesterday (9 buildings in two days); not to mention that in Silwan the municipality still has cancelled neither the project nor the demolition orders. ICAHD is extremely concerned that as the "Disengagement" from Gaza approaches closer, so will the number of house demolitions rise."7/7/2005
The Separation Barrier surrounding a - Ram B`tselem - The separation barrier under construction will surround a-Ram on three sides. West of the village, Israel has completed a wall eight meters high, along the main road to Ramallah.7/7/2005
Israel to speed up wall construction - especially around JerusalemIMEMC & Agencies - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will meet Wednesday with the heads of the defense establishment to discuss the progress of the separation wall. Ordered to speed up cpnstruction especially around Jerusalem 6/7/2005
Demolition of houses in Beit HaninaIsrael Indymedia - two houses belonging to the Damiri and Rantawi families were demolished on 4 July 5/7/2005
Work-day, Al-Bustan, SilwanDavid Shulman - Taayush - "In the old days, the aqueduct carried this clean spring-water in a carved stone channel.. At some point in the last years, the Jerusalem municipality blocked it. The people of al-Bustan have long wanted to unblock the channel. Our presence here today, some 100 [Israeli] volunteers has given them the freedom to put their ready plans into operation. 4/7/2005
Israeli Peace Activists Start Building Garden on Land to be Demolished in Al-Bustan WAFA- WAFA reporter said that tens of Israeli colonizers and extremist Jews, under protection of Israeli soldiers, assaulted the peace activists and prevented them carrying their acts. He added that more than 200 children waged different performances inside a sit-in tent. . 3/7/2005
In pictures: Jerusalem homes razed - 6.7.2005BBC - Photos of demolition of eight Palestinian homes in Jerusalem 6/7/2005
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Israel`s barrier to cut off Palestinians in Jerusalem Daily Star staff - Around a quarter of the Palestinian population of Jerusalem face being cut off from the rest of the holy city after Israel`s Cabinet approved a new route for its controversial West Bank barrier. 11/7/2005
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