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Jerusalemite woman says expelled to West BankBethlehem – Ma`an "A Jerusalemite woman whose residency card was confiscated on Thursday said she was concerned that the practice was a continuation of an Israeli policy to expel Palestinians from areas under Israeli control."30/4/2010
JCSER: “In 2008, Israeli Stripped Residency Rights Of 4672 Palestinians”by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies "The Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights (JSCER) published a report revealing that Israel stripped the residency rights of 4672 Palestinians in 2008 comparing to stripping residency rights of 229 Palestinians in 2007. "30/4/2010
Settlement Freeze? What Settlement Freeze?Michael Isikoff - Newsweek "Just one day after press reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government had ordered a freeze on new Jewish construction in contested East Jerusalem, Barkat offered his own blunt message to the Obama administration and special Mideast envoy George Mitchell: forget about it. “There’s no freeze,” Barkat told a group of reporters at a Washington restaurant Tuesday night. “There is building going on. There will be more building going on.” 30/4/2010
Capital braces for Beit Yehonatan evacuationABE SELIG - J-lem Post - "In late January, Lador demanded that the mayor implement the order to evacuate and seal the building. Barkat refused." 28/4/2010
Israel razes 10 settlement houses built after freezeChaim Levinson and Nir Hasson - Haaretz - A resident of the Beit Yonatan building accused the city`s legal adviser, Yossi Havilio, of exploiting Mayor Nir Barkat`s trip abroad to go ahead with the surveying. 27/4/2010
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Open Letter to Elie Wiesel, from Just JerusalemYour letter troubles us, not simply because it is replete with factual errors and false representations, but because it upholds an attachment to some other-worldly city which purports to supersede the interests of those who live in the this-worldly one. (h/t Mondoweiss)24/4/2010
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Israel Bars Grand Mufti Of Jerusalem From Travelingby Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies "Israeli Interior Minister, Elie Yishai, issued a decree on Thursday preventing Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, the Imam of the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and head of the Higher Islamic Committee from leaving the country until September 27, 2010.Yishai claimed that Sabri’s travel harms the security of Israel, and accused him of incitement."23/4/2010
U.S. officials slam pro-Israel Jerusalem ad By Barak Ravid - Haaretz "United States administration officials have voiced harsh criticism over advertisements in favor of Israel`s position on Jerusalem that appeared in the U.S. press with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s encouragement. The authors of the most recent such advertisements were president of the World Jewish Congress Ronald Lauder and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel. "All these advertisements are not a wise move," one senior American official told Haaretz."21/4/2010
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International activist arrested on false accusations in Sheikh JarrahISM - Brown says, “Settlers frequently make up lies in an attempt to get Palestinians arrested. It’s no surprise that they’re now doing the same to internationals”. 20/4/2010
Jerusalem Mayor Wants More Palestinian Homes Demolishedby Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies "Jerusalem Mayor, Nir Barkat, issued orders instructing municipality engineers to demolish more Palestinian homes at a number of neighborhoods in Silwan town in East Jerusalem."14/4/2010
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Comment / Israel is to blame for Jerusalem`s rising Arab population By Shaul Arieli - Haaretz "Cutting East Jerusalem off from the West Bank and expelling 60,000 Palestinians from its precincts by means of the separation fence were aimed at ensuring Israel`s control of a "united Jerusalem" and establishing a solid Jewish majority in the city. However, since the erection of the fence thousands of Palestinians have moved into the city, including its Western part." 14/4/2010
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Settlers attack EAs with stones in JerusalemEcumenical Accompaniers - Hardline Israeli settler youths assaulted three female Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs) in Jerusalem on Monday, hurling rocks and bottles in an unprovoked attack. An EA in her sixties was bruised on the arm when one of the young men threw a fist-sized rock at her. The group of around eight young men approached the women, shouting obscenities and making rude gestures before attacking. The EAs filmed the incident and it can be viewed on Youtube here. 7/4/2010
Sheikh Jarrah: two families handed eviction ordersMa`an - Israeli settler organizations joined together on Tuesday to hand court-issued eviction notices to two Sheikh Jarrah families. The notices gave the Dajani and Dahoodi families 30 days to evacuate their homes, bringing the total number of families facing eviction to eight. 6/4/2010
Declare Independence. Free Israel. End the Occupation.Bradley Burston - Haaretz - "It`s a terrible and crazy idea to open the question of ownership of properties from before 1948. It may open up a Pandora`s box," Segev told Ynet, referring to the fact that Palestinians - even the families expelled to make way for the Sheikh Jarrah settlers - could reasonably ask courts to return them to land they owned until 1948 and had to flee, to homes which are now the homes of Jews in places like Jaffa and West Jerusalem. 21/4/2010
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Deir Yassin`s inextinguishable fire As I stood there taking in the surreal surroundings of Mount Herzl and Yad Vashem, I was overcome by emotions as the tales of my grandmother soon came to life right before my very eyes. "See right there," she pointed behind me, "that was my father`s stone quarry, and there`s the grain mill."17/4/2010
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Pupils in east Jerusalem get half funding of those in westCity Attorney Havilio presented the following statistic: While the city transfers about NIS 408 per pupil to elementary schools in the west, it provides just NIS 214 per pupil to schools in the east.17/4/2010
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