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Combatants for Peace and ICAHD Launch `Jerusalem Backyard` Street Ad CampaignAfter City Hall did a campaign bragging their achievements, Jerusalem activists remind the public of the ugly underbelly of running an undemocratic city. ao29/1/2011
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Dozens Of Palestinians Injured in East Jerusalem ClashesSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - The sources stated that 13 residents, including 4 pregnant women, were wounded in Shu`fat and were moved to a local medical center. Most of the injuries resulted from inhaling gas fired by the army, and rubber-coated bullets. 20/1/2011
UN and EU Call for Protection of Palestinians in JerusalemIMEMC - "“Transfer of property and buildings in East Jerusalem should be regulated by the provisions of the fourth Geneva convention,” said Ghassan Khatib." 19/1/2011
UK minister condemns latest Israeli settlement projectMa`an - On Monday, the Israeli municipal office in Jerusalem approved the building of 90 housing units in Talpiot East and another 32 in Pisgat Zeev - for another 122 Israeli settler homes in East Jerusalem. "It`s routine construction, we`re always building in Jerusalem neighborhoods..." bz18/1/2011
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New Jerusalem settlement hits peace processCatrina Stewart - The Independent - "But Israel remains unrepentant, arguing that there is an understanding that Israel will never hand back the Jewish areas in East Jerusalem. ‘In every peace plan put forward over the last two decades, the Jewish neighbourhoods of Jerusalem remained part of Israel in a final status [agreement,’ said Mark Regev, the prime minister`s spokesman. ‘The Palestinians have unfortunately adopted a position where they refuse to engage’"17/1/2011
East Jerusalem Resident Expelled from City Tania Kepler - AIC - "Adnan Geaith, resident of the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan and General Secretary of the Fatah party in his area, moved to the West Bank city of Ramallah on Wednesday (12 January). The move came in order to avoid arrest by Israeli authorities"17/1/2011
After 5-year battle, Marya wins the right to stay in Israelby Orly Vilnai - Haaretz "When Gideon Levy first published the story in Haaretz, he noted that the state had told her father he could not stay in Israel any longer. After the report was published, their visas were extended, as was payment for Marya`s treatment at Alyn Hospital in Jerusalem, where she began her rehabilitation." ca14/1/2011
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Jerusalem opens Muslim Quarter Jewish site to prayer, upsetting status quoby Akiva Eldar - Haaretz "The Jerusalem Development Authority recently removed scaffolding in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City, disrupting the sensitive status quo in the area around the Western Wall. The authority, controlled by the Jerusalem municipality and by several ministries, removed scaffolding from under an arch supporting Palestinian homes in the Little Western Wall plaza (also known as the Little Kotel plaza )." ca14/1/2011
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Eyes on the ground in East JerusalemHagit Ofran - settlementwatcheastjerusalem - The local leaders of Silwan, together with many other Palestinians in the neighborhood, are trying to do the impossible and create a community ready to act in order to achieve common goals, and ready to stand up against the oppression of the Israeli Authorities and the settlers in East Jerusalem. 13/1/2011
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EU officials propose help for arrested PalestiniansDonald Macintyre The Independent - The Consuls-General – who are the ambassador-level representatives to the Palestinian Authority – suggest that in addition to being present when houses are demolished, they should attend court hearings dealing with demolitions or evictions and "ensure EU intervention when Palestinians are arrested or intimidated by Israeli authorities for peaceful cultural, social or political activities in East Jerusalem". 13/1/2011
Silwan activists ask EU for protection against Israel`s actionsNir Hasson - Haaretz - The letter also requested that Palestinian activist Adnan Jith, who was recently banned from his native Jerusalem for four months, be granted political asylum. The IDF Home Front commander invoked last month a rare, British Mandate-era statute to ban Adnan Jith, a Silwan resident, from Jerusalem, saying he threatens the public order. His expulsion was postponed while he appealed, however he must now leave Jerusalem by Jan. 12. bz11/1/2011
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E Jerusalem home demolitions upAFP - Daily Times - "...a shift in the Jerusalem municipality’s policy in east Jerusalem, which simultaneously increases home demolitions while promoting the construction of hundreds of new residential units for Israelis in east Jerusalem."”5/1/2011
Jerusalem boxing club unites Jews and Arabs in and out of the ringJoel Greenberg - Washington Post - "Palestinians from East Jerusalem have earned their boxing credentials at the club, training with Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants, bearded yeshiva students and settlers from the West Bank." 5/1/2011
New Jerusalem tunnel will damage Temple Mount, Palestinians sayYair Ettinger and Nir Hasson - Haaretz - "Dimitri Diliani accused the Jerusalem municipality of Judaizing East Jerusalem and said the digging constituted a "direct danger to al-Aqsa."" id 26/1/2011
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Israeli Court Allows Destruction of Additional Graves in Jerusalem’s Mamilla Cemetery Tania Kepler - AIC - "The Islamic Mamilla Cemetery is located at the center of West Jerusalem and the city’s municipality would like to use the historic burial ground as the site for a `Museum of Tolerance` sponsored by the Simon Wiesenthal Center (a Jewish human rights organization)"31/1/2011
Irving Moskowitz demolishes part of Jerusalem hotel to build settler housingHarriet Sherwood - The Guardian - US millionaire`s plans for 20 homes on historic Palestinian site will inflame already tense situation, say critics10/1/2011
EU diplomats say East Jerusalem should be treated as Palestinian capital Nir Hasson - Haaretz - EU consuls to Israel, Palestinian Authority recommend boycotting Israeli products from East Jerusalem, refuse to visit gov`t offices beyond the green line10/1/2011
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East Jerusalem: Construction of Jewish neighborhood beginsRonen Medzini - Shepherd Hotel leveled to make room for 20 housing units designated for Jews. Peace Now: Extreme right taking over east Jerusalem like thieves in the night9/1/2011
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