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Israel Approves 180 New Units For Settlers In JerusalemSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Israel previously approved the construction of 440 units at the expense of Palestinians in Sur Baher." - id 27/6/2012
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An All-Consuming OccupationRebecca L. Stein - Middle East Report - One Israeli blogger paid tribute to the festival this way: “While recently the Damascus Gate has been in the news as a site of protest, tonight it was lit up like a giant pinball machine.” He meant the expression literally -- “Damascus Pinball” was the video image selected for projection upon the giant passageway for the 2012 festival, the flippers controlled by festival-goers.-rh27/6/2012
Israel Demolishes Historic Islamic Sites In JerusalemSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - The al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage said, “the occupation is demolishing ancient sites, Islamic historic sites and structures, and claiming that it found Archeological Jewish sites underneath”. It added, “Israel is planning to build a huge Jewish Center, including five underground floors”.26/6/2012
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`We have to defend these homes with our bodies`TOVAH LAZAROFF - Jerusalem Post "Some supporters have already set up sleeping tents in the parking lot outside the homes. They have also begun stockpiling tires, which were lined up Thursday night by the walkway in back of the Ulpana structures. At the press conference, settlers warned against a civil war even as they said that they planed to conduct a non-violent protest." ca 15/6/2012
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UNESCO report exposes Dome of Rock renovationMELANIE LIDMAN - Jerusalem Post "The UNESCO report also examined Israeli proposals for the Old City, including renovation work on many of its gates, construction planned for the Western Wall Plaza and an underground parking garage in the Jewish Quarter. The report slammed Israel for skipping a meeting with Jordanians on April 18 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris to discuss a future plan for the Mugrabi Bridge, which leads from the Western Wall Plaza up to the Temple Mount. According to the report, Jordan sent three experts associated with the Wakf while Israel refused to attend." ca15/6/2012
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Not on the Other Side of the WallTamar Fleishman - Palestine Chronicle - About a third of the city`s residents are excluded from the celebrations, speeches and promises that speak of: "(Jerusalem) forever and always…freedom of religion… equality…" and other such hollow catchphrases. In addition, and much more importantly, those same residents aren`t granted their civil rights.-rh 14/6/2012
Number of Palestinians Compared To Settlers In Jerusalem Is 10 to 7Saed Bannoura - IMEMC "In its annual report, the Palestinian Census Bureau reported that the number of Israeli settlers in occupied East Jerusalem is 262.000, living in 26 Jewish-only settlements, including 16 settlements in J1 area (196.000 settlers), and 10 settlements in J2 area (66.000 settlers)." ca 13/6/2012
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Israel Demolishes A Home, Structures, In JerusalemSaed Bannoura - IMEMC "Palestinian sources reported that Israeli soldiers demolished, on Tuesday at dawn, a Palestinian building in Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem. The army also demolished sheds and structures In Jabal Al-Mokabbir.The recent destruction of Palestinian property is the latest on ongoing and systematic polices targeting Palestinian homes and property in occupied East Jerusalem." ca13/6/2012
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Memorial Protests for Ziad Jilani, Murdered by Israel’s Border PoliceRichard Silberstein - Tikun Olam "The only IDF soldiers who’s ever been held accountable for killing a Palestinian have been non-Jewish (Druze in particular). No Jewish soldier has ever been charged in such crimes. We aim to change that and make all Israeli soldiers accountable." ca13/6/2012
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Settler organization granted control over spring in East Jerusalem Nir Hasson - Haaretz "Gihon Spring in Silwan is already a pilgrimage site for religious Jewish men, most of them ultra-Orthodox, seeking to benefit from the waters thought to impart blessings to those who take a ritual dip, which can be done only when fully unclothed. Yesterday the Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee granted Elad, an organization that seeks to boost the Jewish presence in predominantly Arab parts of Jerusalem, the right to designate a 1.5 meter by 1.5 meters section of the spring as an "immersion pit." ca13/6/2012
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Visit Jerusalem`s new Museum of Tolerance. Feel your blood boilBradley Burston - Haaretz "It was supposed to be otherwise. It was supposed to be a Museum of Tolerance and a Center for Human Dignity. Eight years ago, when Rabbi Marvin Hier, flanked by then-California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and then-finance minister Benjamin Netanyahu, broke ground on the project, it was certainly not the rabbi`s intention to fan old enmities and open new wounds in a troubled city.But, every step of the way, that is what his still-unbuilt museum has done." ca8/6/2012
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