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Israeli police shut Jerusalem book fest, againIvan Karakashian - Reuters - "Israeli police shut down a Palestinian theater in East Jerusalem on Thursday, forcing foreign writers taking part in an international literature festival to move elsewhere for the second time in a week."30/5/2009
Link to Video: Israel marks `reunification` of JerusalemJacky Rowland, Al Jazeera, May 21, 2009 23/5/2009
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In Jerusalem, an uptick in demolition orders of Arab homesIlene R. Prusher - The Christian Science Monitor - "Amid Netanyahu`s Washington visit, human rights groups say the city`s new mayor has presided over an increase in initiatives that could thwart Palestinian statehood. "23/5/2009
One capital for two peoples Haaretz - Editorial - According to data gathered by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, two-thirds of the Palestinians in the city live below the poverty line; more than one-third of their lands have been expropriated since 1967; since there are no approved plans, 160,000 of them are living in homes that were built without permits, and can expect demolition and eviction orders; tens of thousands live without proper sewage systems or regular water supplies; their sanitation conditions are inferior; and there are too few social workers to care for them and too many Border Policemen.21/5/2009
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Israeli Government`s Plans to Deepen hold over Jerusalem - May 2009 Settlement Watch reportLink to Peace Now website - the report includes maps12/5/2009
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Jerusalem Diaries 18: a Beit Safafa demolitionAlternative Information Centre - Another Palestinian home demolished in East Jerusalem - video10/5/2009
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Israel has a secret plan to thwart the division of JerusalemAkiva Eldar - Haaretz - The government and settler organizations are working to surround the Old City of Jerusalem with nine national parks, pathways and sites, drastically altering the status quo in the city. The secret plan was assigned to the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA). 10/5/2009
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Blair: talks between Israel and the Palestinians must tackle core issues including JerusalemAdam Entous - Reuters - "Unless you`re dealing with the core issues, then I don`t know what the negotiation is about" said Blair, envoy for the Quartet of Middle East mediators, in Bethlehem - raising the specter of a clash with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 8/5/2009
Barkat attempts to sort out irregular construction in east JerusalemRonen Medzini - Ynet - ""This is a plan with Israeli aims. It`s not a plan that truly and realistically takes into account the needs of Palestinian residents."" 6/5/2009
UN calls on Israel to end evictionsAl-Jazeera - "The United Nations has called on Israel to stop evicting Palestinians and demolishing their homes in East Jerusalem. A report of the UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs, published on Friday, said an estimated 1,500 demolition orders were pending for homes built without a permit from Israel`s Jerusalem municipality. At least 9,000 Palestinians would be displaced in east Jerusalem`s Silwan neighbourhood if the orders were implemented, the report said."2/5/2009
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