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Murdered Jerusalem man subjected to racism even in death Jillian Kestler-D`Amours - EI - "The Israeli authorities argued that they had secret evidence proving that if Hussam`s funeral was to be held in the vicinity of the Temple Mount, a riot would break out, similar to what happened when an Israeli settler security guard shot and killed Silwan resident Samer Sarhan in September 2010"28/2/2011
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What was Jawad Siyam Arrested For? Emek Shaveh - Newsletter - Wadi Hilweh Information Center director and founder and one of the prominent speakers for the non-violent struggle in East-Jerusalem Silwan was arrested several times over the past weeks and is currently detained again 24/2/2011
Sheikh Jarrah`s 65th weekly demonstrationDavid Shulman - The Only Democracy - In the eyes of the Jerusalem police, non-violent civil protest is a disease to be extirpated. The judge threw out the request and scolded the police for the illegal arrests. Here is a small vignette that tells you all you really need to know about the state of civil liberties in Israel today. We are slipping rapidly into a form of “light” Fascism, entirely palatable to the bulk of the Jewish population; democratic institutions such as the courts are still functioning and sometimes act to protect basic rights, but they have little or no power in the face of the anti-democratic laws the Knesset is enacting or of the administrative decisions, of a racist and fanatically nationalist character, that government bodies, such as the Jerusalem municipality, routinely put into effect. “Light” Fascism has a way of turning into its heavier counterpart. We are losing ground day by day. 17/2/2011
IDF colleges in east Jerusalem? `Dangerous move` Ronen Medzini - Ynet - Any construction beyond the Green Line, "particularly if it is carried out by the IDF," may "aggravate the already complicated situation in Jerusalem", according to Orly Noy of the Ir Amim human rights organization.15/2/2011
Construction of 124 flats beyond Green Line approvedRonen Medzini - Ynet - Ir Amim, a group that promotes coexistence in Jerusalem, accused Israeli authorities of "going full speed ahead with an aggressive policy of construction in east Jerusalem." "This policy makes Jerusalem a political battlefield, and undermines its stability," it added. 15/2/2011
Settlers Planning 200 Units in Sheikh JarrahSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - He also claimed that the Palestinians live have been “illegally” living in Jerusalem for many years and that they [the Palestinians] “should thank the Jews “for allowing them to stay, but now the time has come for the Jews to reclaim their lands”, according to King. 10/2/2011
Court orders government to accommodate East Jerusalem school childrenNir Hasson - Haaretz - The lack of classrooms forces many families to send children to private schools that charge tuition of thousands of shekels a year. The Supreme Court acceped the ACRI petition: if the government cannot operate enough public schools in East Jerusalem, it must compensate parents for private-school fees. 8/2/2011
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13 Jewish homes approved in Sheikh JarrahRonen Medzini - Ynet - Construction plans drawn up `with sole aim of creating trouble,` says Meretz councilman, but head of Israel Land Fund argues, `Arabs should thank Jews for letting them stay free of charge on land that belongs to them` 8/2/2011
Palestinian Family “Imprisoned” in Own Home Tania Kepler - AIC - "The Al Khatib family’s home and their 48 dunams of land were annexed to Pisgat Ze’ev during construction of the settlement’s military checkpoint. The family carries West Bank identification cards, and Israel has refused to issue them residence permits. They have, however, been issued a military document that allows them to walk to the local checkpoint to enter the West Bank, but they are not allowed to ride in a car. They are also not supposed to walk around Jerusalem"7/2/2011
Jerusalem set to approve contentious Jewish housing in Arab neighborhood Nir Hasson - Haaretz - Construction in Sheikh Jarrah would mean the eviction of several Palestinian families living on the site7/2/2011
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Officials lay cornerstone for new Jewish East Jerusalem neighborhood Nir Hasson and Haaretz Staff - Jerusalem`s Deputy Mayor David Harari said that the "housing units to be built here are only the beginning of the road," adding that talks were underway "to turn it into a substantial neighborhood." [WHILE THE WORLD IS FOCUSSING ON EGYPT-ed] bz 1/2/2011
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Tear gas launcher hits Silwan homeYair Altman - Ynet - During Friday night riot in east Jerusalem tear gas launcher hit Qawasmeh family home, injured two-month old baby. Police investigating incident21/2/2011
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