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Settlers marketing East Jerusalem homes for 22 Jewish families Nir Hasson - Haaretz - The Ateret Cohanim association is one of the most active right-wing nonprofits in East Jerusalem, allotting considerable funds and effort to populating the heart of the Muslim Quarter with Jews, as well as placing Jews in houses in other Arab neighborhoods and villages in the East Jerusalem area. The organization`s stated goal: to prevent the city`s partition. 29/9/2009
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Erekat: Israel deliberately escalating tensions in Jerusalem Jonathan Lis - Haaretz Correspondent and Reuters - "`At a time when [U.S.] President [Barack] Obama is trying to bridge the divide between Palestinians and Israelis, and to get negotiations back on track, Israel is deliberately escalating tensions in Jerusalem,` chief Palestinian peace negotiator Saeb Erakat said Sunday evening.`We`ve seen this before, and we know what the consequences are,` the Palestinian minister added, in a statement that recalled the visit of then Israeli opposition leader Ariel Sharon to the site in Jerusalem`s Old City in 2000"28/9/2009
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Row As Jerusalem Tunnel Is ExtendedDominic Waghorn - Sky News - Mobile phone footage proves that archaeologists, funded by Jewish settlers, have excavated a tunnel well over a hundred yards long under one of the most sensitive areas of Jerusalem.12/9/2009
We refuse to be enemies!By: Zak Brophy Source: IMEMC News "The family’s land was purchased by Dahood’s grandfather in 1916 and they still hold title deeds from the Ottomans, British, Jordanians and even the Israelis. Yet despite Dahood’s legal rights over the land and the fact that three generations of his family have lived and died working the soil, the Israeli government has nevertheless claimed it as state land. " 11/9/2009
Mocking ObamaBy: Khaled Amayreh Source: Al-Ahram Weekly "While the world thought Obama would champion justice, Israel has proven that his words are meaningless"11/9/2009
Palestinians in limbo in occupied East Jerusalem Jerrold Kessel and Pierre Klochendler - EI - "The services of "View of Zion" -- neatly organized garbage collection, well- built roads, proper street-lighting -- contrast starkly with the dire neglect just 50 meters away and all around the rest of Jabel Mukaber." 9/9/2009
Israel authorizes building in another East Jerusalem neighborhood Akiva Eldar - Haaretz - "The Israel Lands Administration published tenders for the construction of 486 apartments in the neighborhood of Pisgat Ze`ev in East Jerusalem." 9/9/2009
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Comic`s family object to naming East Jerusalem street after him Nir Hasson - Haaretz - "...a street in Nof Tzion, a luxury housing project which was built inside the Palestinian village." 4/9/2009
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Bringing Down the House: Home Demolitions in East Jerusalem Jennifer Urgilez - MIFTAH - As if the aforementioned limitations were not enough, the applicable fees for obtaining a permit are quite high, and often, prohibitive, especially when considering that 2/3 of the non-Jewish population of Jerusalem lives below the poverty line. According to OCHA’s Special Focus of April 2009, the cost for a permit to erect a small 100m² building on a 500m² area of land will roughly total NIS 74,000 or USD 17,620. Note that these fees pertain only to the obtainment of a permit, not the costs accompanying actual construction. 3/9/2009
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Fifteen minutes of hate in SilwanMeron Rapoport - The Guardian - Would you like to be interviewed, we ask. She says yes. She`s from the town of Gan Yavne, and came to visit Jerusalem, City of David. Why here, we ask. Because this is where King David was, she says. It`s a very important place for the Jewish people. It`s such a shame there are Arabs here, though. But very soon all the Arabs will be dead, God willing, and all of Jerusalem will be ours. She walks on. 3/9/2009
Israeli Archaeologists Find Ancient Fortification ASSOCIATED PRESS - NYT - "The City of David digs are funded by Elad, a Jewish settler organization that also buys Palestinian homes and brings Jewish families into the neighborhood. Palestinian and Israeli critics have charged that the archaeology is being used as a political tool to cement Jewish control over parts of Jerusalem that Palestinians want for the capital of a future state." 3/9/2009
In Jerusalem, separate and unequal Mel Frykberg - EI - ""The streets are taken over by rats at night. During the day stray dogs with disease rummage through the garbage and threaten children," Alyan told IPS. Alyan authored a report on East Jerusalem titled "Life in the Garbage" earlier this year." 2/9/2009
East Jerusalem Shuts Out Thousands of Palestinians on Holy DayMel Frykberg - Antiwar - "Women wept and elderly men argued with law enforcement officers. Several scuffles broke out, and a number of young men were beaten and arrested as they tried to force their way through the metal barriers." 2/9/2009
Jewish settlers plan massive constructionVita Bekker - National - "According to Ir Amim, the Jewish construction in East Jerusalem is “co-ordinated and facilitated” by the Jerusalem municipality and various ministries of the Israeli government." 2/9/2009
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