Beit Arabiya Threatened with Demolition for the Fifth Time

Posted 29th July 2012, by & filed under Adminstrative Demolitions, Discrimination.

On February 7, 2007, a three judge panel of the Israeli Supreme Court (Justices Eliezer Rivlin, Ayala Procaccia and David Cheshin) heard the second appeal of Salim and Arabiya Shawamreh’s to have the 15-year demolition order on their home rescinded – a permanent order under which the family has had its home demolished four times…. Read more »

Discrimination in the New Master Plan of Jerusalem

Posted 24th July 2012, by & filed under Demographic Balance, Discrimination, East Jerusalem, Ideas, Jerusalem Master Plan, Meir Margalit, Meir Margalit.

The recently published Jerusalem master plan is an instructive document of some historical importance, seemingly setting out to introduce a degree of order and justice in a city which up to now was managed on the basis of an outdated and irrelevant plan dating back to 1959. However, the chapter dealing with East Jerusalem unfortunately… Read more »

Redlining and the Israeli Real Estate Industry

Posted 23rd July 2012, by & filed under Discrimination, Fred Schlomka, Fred Schlomka, Ideas, Israeli Real Estate Industry, Palestinians citizens of Israel, Segregation.

The recent Israeli elections were followed by a number of pronouncements by US officials praising democracy in Israel. However democracy is much more than elections, and many freedoms that Americans take for granted are not available in Israel. For example, Israel’s Arab citizens suffer from discriminatory real estate and housing practices of the sort that… Read more »