Nof Zion vs. Jabal Mukaber: Manipulations to Erase Reality

Posted 30th July 2012, by & filed under East Jerusalem, Ideas, Judaization, Meir Margalit, Meir Margalit, Settlement blocs.

At the edge of Jabal Mukaber, on the border of the settlement of East Talpiot, a luxurious Jewish building project is taking shape, eventually covering 170 dunams comprised of housing, a sports center, a park, a kindergarten, a synagogue and a commercial center. The project being built, `Nof Zion`, is a private project, purely a… Read more »

The Israeli Government Demolishes a Private House in Isawya, East Jerusalem

Posted 29th July 2012, by & filed under Bedouins, Demolitions, East Jerusalem, Home Demolitions, ICAHD Staff, Meir Margalit, Palestinian citizens of Israel, Road Map.

On Tuesday, May 8th, 2007, the Israeli government demolished 30 structures in an “unrecognized” village of the Negev, and two buildings in East Jerusalem – a building in Wadi Joz that served as a center for disabled children and a private house in Al Isawiya. The latter belonged to Daud and Hussein Nasser and was… 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setting out to introduce a degree of order and justice in a city which up to now was managed on the basis of an outdated and irrelevant plan dating back to 1959.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 »