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Jerusalemís apartheid tramway Philippe Rekacewicz and Dominique Vidal - Le Monde diplomatique - The light rail system may be a good solution for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, but why did the Israeli government not discuss it with the Palestinian Authority first? Since they made no attempt to do so, the Israeli government is open to accusation, at home and abroad, of using the tram to strengthen its policy of occupation, colonisation and annexation. 22/2/2007
Court orders settlers to leave building in East JerusalemMeron Rapoport - Haaretz - The Ateret Cohanim association must give up one its major strongholds in East Jerusalem, after a court ordered it to seal up a seven-story building it erected in Kfar Silwan and evict its Jewish residents. This is the first time settlers will be forced to evacuate a building in East Jerusalem since the association began its settlement activities there after the 1967 Six-Day War.18/2/2007
A Bailey bridge on the ramp Meron Benvenisti - Haaretz - "The plan of the new bridge, which stretches like a thin spider web along the massive Western Wall layers, justifiably provoked the wrath of the planners and archaeologists. The excavation for the bridge posts provided a focus for Muslim protests. The resulting political, bureaucratic and religious entanglements have little to do with the Mugrabi Gate itself."15/2/2007
Discovery of mosaic halts work at Jerusalem walkway Donald Macintyre - The Independent - " The discovery was the latest in a series of twists in the conflict over access through the Mugrabi Gate to the compound sacred to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif - noble sanctuary. " 15/2/2007
Jerusalem bridge plan dropped for good; city hall informed Nadav Shragai - Haaretz - "The Jewish Quarter Development Company, which owns the land on which the Western Wall Plaza stands, decided Tuesday to completely abandon the contentious construction work at the Mugrabi Ascent in the Old City, near the Temple Mount. "13/2/2007
Jewish Inroads in Muslim QuarterScott Wilson - the Washington Post - "The Israeli government is funding the first construction of a Jewish settlement in the Old City`s Muslim Quarter since taking control of it nearly four decades ago. The Flowers Gate development plan calls for more than 20 apartments and a domed synagogue that would alter the skyline of the Old City. "13/2/2007
On construction around the Jerusalem holy places1) "Jerusalem mayor suspends Temple Mount work" - Neta Sela - Ynet; (2) " "Israel to Postpone Construction at the Al-Aqsa Mosque" - Rami Almeghari - IMEMC&Agencies - "However, excavation continues. "; (3) " Islamic Movement chief indicted for assaulting police in J`lem dig protest" - By Jonathan Lis - Haaretz; (4) "In Jerusalem archaeology is politics " - Paul Reynolds - BBC News website 13/2/2007
Mayor delays Al-Aqsa digAgencies -- Al Jazeera -- "Gideon Schmerling, a Jerusalem Municipality spokesman, said: `[The decision] is due to the sensitivity of the plan and following meetings and discussions with representatives from eastern Jerusalem who requested to look over the plans and voice their opinions`"12/2/2007
Meeting with Tali Fahima - Tuesday 13 February 20:00Daila - Tali Fahima will talk about life and political activity in Jenin refugee camp.8/2/2007
Israel Razes Houses Built IllegallyDiaa Hadid and Matti Friedman - "The one-story house Amer Abu Diab built on a steep east Jerusalem hillside last year had a low fence, two bedrooms, a living room and an asphalt driveway, so the paraplegic 40-year-old could easily drive up to the door. The house had everything he needed except a building permit. It was knocked down two weeks ago, joining a long list of Palestinian homes demolished in Jerusalem`s Arab neighborhoods. Israeli authorities say they are enforcing building laws. Critics say those laws are so restrictive that Palestinians have little choice but to build without permits."6/2/2007
On excavations and construction near holy places of Jerusalem 1) "City of David tunnel excavation proceeds without proper permit" Meron Rapoport - Haaretz - "..no steps are being taken against the two IAA archaeologists who violated their license; instead, they are being allowed to dig in an area extending another 100 meters..The dig is being financed by Elad, an association that, inter alia, works to settle Jews in East Jerusalem." (2) "Police gird for possible unrest over work near Temple Mount" - Haaretz service and agencies - ".. tensions rose over Israeli construction work aimed at restoring the pathway leading from the Western Wall to the adjacent Temple Mount"; (3) "While Palestinians are distracted by Mecca meeting, Israeli forces surround the holy Al Aqsa Mosque " - Ma`an; (4) "Jerusalem dig unites Palestinians" - Matti Friedman - The Associated Press / Jordan Times 5/2/2007
Antiquities Authority hid discovery of Islamic site at MugrabiThe Associated Press -- Haaretz -- "Adnan Husseini, Director of the Islamic Waqf, which oversees affairs at the Temple Mount, expressed anger that Israel withheld news of the discovery for three years"19/2/2007
The Temple Mount / Sullying the silence Yossi Sarid - Haaretz - "The Jewish Quarter is behind the dig and since when do these professional provocateurs need permits?" 7/2/2007
Israeli dig sparks protests Agencies - Al Jazeera - "Ismail Haniya, the Palestinian prime minister, said Israel was out to cause "direct harm" to al-Aqsa." 7/2/2007
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