Sunday, March 28, 2010

Slicing East Jerusalem's 'swiss cheese'

1. Gilo: 850 homes approved for publication and planning objections in Nov 2009

2. Pisgat Zeev: 600 homes approved for publication and planning objections in Jan 2010

3. Sheikh Jarrah: Municipality approves the building of 20 new apartments on the site of an old hotel

4. Ramat Shlomo: 1,600 homes approved for publication and planning objections in Mar 2010

5. Silwan: Demolition orders on 88 Palestinian homes built without difficult-to-get permits - Israel planning controversial renewal project

6. West Bank barrier: Making Palestinian movement between West Bank and Jerusalem harder - Israel says it is for security

Now the US is expected to abstain from the upcoming vote in the United Nations to denounce Israeli expansion settlement across the old Green Line border in East Jerusalem. The Beeb provides the map above to show exactly where the controversial building sites are to be located. And correspondent Tim Franks' report explores deep new ruptures between Israel and Britain, its erstwhile colonizer, amid the "howls and harrumphs" of Israeli public opinion. The Brits currently are being labelled "dogs" in a curiously Maoist phrase of contempt! Fallout from Bibi's trip to Washington continues; Haaretz is less than pleased. Click here to read their analysis


Daniel said...

Keep on building, and let the post zionist yordim go apoplectic.

Babs said...

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