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The Israeli military attack Bil`in`s weekly protestby Abdullah Abu Rahma - IMEMC News "The international day for solidarity with the Palestinian People in the Palestinian Eid holiday, dozens suffered teargas inhalation in Bili’n’s weekly protest." 28/11/2009
East Jerusalem protest brings together Israeli, Palestinian peace activistsby Saed Bannoura - IMEMC "On Friday afternoon, around 70 Israeli and Palestinian peace activists gathered in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood to protest a court order that denies Palestinian owners the right to remain in their homes"28/11/2009
The Light Rail to Nowhere Britain Eakin - Miftah - In fact, the Jerusalem Light Rail project should be seen as part of a larger Israeli strategy for east Jerusalem, and within the context of the creation of a “Greater Jerusalem.” The vision of a Greater Jerusalem is one that expands over and controls the central portion of the West Bank, including east Jerusalem, and covers a 100-square mile area reaching deep into the West Bank. 25/11/2009
Jerusalem Diaries Episode 36: The Shame The Alternative Information Center - "Israel understanding of negotiations: on November 18 the Jerusalem Municipality demolished four Palestinian houses in East Jerusalem a day after approved the construction of nine hundred dwelling units in the settlement of Gilo"21/11/2009
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Rabin-Clinton deal makes East Jerusalem freeze possible Akiva Eldar - Haaretz - Under a precedent established by prime minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, the prime minister is authorized to freeze construction for Jews in East Jerusalem. Following pressure from then U.S. president Bill Clinton, Rabin agreed to halt the expropriation of hundreds of dunams of land meant to expand the Jewish presence in East Jerusalem. 20/11/2009
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Israel building Jewish homes with one hand, destroying Arab homes with the other Nir Hasson - Haaretz - The World Likud`s announcement of the ceremony said the neighborhood was near Jabal Mukkaber, "bounded by terraces and with olive trees and grapevines." In fact, however, Nof Zion is in the middle of the village, near Palestinian homes. In September Haaretz reported that the family of the late actor-comedian Shaike Ophir criticized the municipality`s decision to name a street in Nof Zion after him. 19/11/2009
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City delays evacuation of rightists from East Jerusalem building Akiva Eldar - Haaretz - Last minute political pressure is preventing the implementation of a Supreme Court ruling to evacuate Beit Yehonatan, which was established in East Jerusalem by the right-wing group Ateret Cohanim. A statement issued Tuesday from the office of Mayor Nir Barkat announced that "a variety of legal alternatives are being examined between the owners of the structure and the courts." 18/11/2009
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East J`lem neighborhood inaugurated amid controversyRonen Medzini - Ynet - Nof Zion Residents hold cornerstone ceremony amid Peace Now protest, world controversy over decision to resume construction in Gilo 18/11/2009
Obama slams Gilo plans Ynet - Obama says Israel`s latest move to build hundreds of new Jewish housing units in Gilo makes it harder to achieve peace in the region, and embitters the Palestinians in a way that could be very dangerous"18/11/2009
Israel accuses Sweden of trying to change EU stance on Jerusalem Barak Ravid - Haaretz - Israel has accused Sweden of trying to carry out a diplomatic coup aimed at altering the position of the European Union regarding the status of Jerusalem in a way that would define it officially as the capital of Palestine and Israel. Senior Israeli officials as well as European diplomats perceive the initiative as putting pressure on Israel in the current political impasse in the peace process 13/11/2009
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J`lem mayor find support for united city in CongressYitzhak Benhorin - YNET - Barkat warmly received in Washington, with Congress members presenting to him legislation proposal to have US embassy moved from Tel Aviv to capital without need for president`s consent7/11/2009
The `unknown` Palestinians fight Israel`s illegal East Jerusalem demolitionsJerrold Kessel and Pierre Klochendler - Daily Star - For some time, it’s been an open secret that the settlers also don’t have the requisite permit for their building. After the recent demolition nearby of a small Palestinian home, human rights groups took the matter to the Israeli courts. A city inspector called to the dock was asked by the magistrate, “How come you didn’t serve a demolition notification on the seven-storey building as well?” “I simply didn’t notice it,” replied the inspector.
The court has yet to take action on the petition against the settlers for their infraction.
10/11/2009
Old City`s Women`s Society office among the victims of new demolition spreeMa`an - The Jerusalem municipality delivered 17 demolition notices in the Al-Bustan, Ein Al-Luzeh and Al-Yaman neighborhoods in Silwan, also in East Jerusalem. In this area around 100 Palestinian houses were already slated for demolition earlier 10/11/2009
Palestinian family homeless again after evictionAl Jazeera - Another Jerusalem Palestinian family`s home is demolished - video1/11/2009
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No freeze in east Jerusalem buildingAriel Attias - The Jerusalem Post - "The construction work continues as Israel, the US and the Palestinians argue about all building beyond the pre-1967 Green Line, with the Palestinians demanding a full freeze as a precondition for resuming peace talks, the US urging a freeze but not as a precondition, and Israel expressing a readiness to weigh a freeze in the future"14/11/2009
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