RSS Feeds
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil,    but because of the people who don't do anything about it    
Jerusalem

TitleDescriptionDate
Israeli approves new settlement building in the heart of SilwanMa`an News Agency - "Hours after Israel’s Jerusalem municipality cancelled plans to vote on approving construction of hundreds of new Israeli settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem, Jerusalem`s city planning commission instead approved a plan to build a three-story building for Jewish settlers in the heart of the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan, Israeli media reported." ca29/12/2016
...
Committee Cancels Vote to Approve East Jerusalem SettlementsIMEMC News & Agencies - "Members of the Jerusalem committee told Reuters, Wednesday, that the cancellation of the vote came at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request, out of fear that the approval of the new settlements would have given Kerry “ammunition before the speech.” ca29/12/2016
...
Silwan OccupiedReports - International Solidarity Movement - "The families do not know where to go when their homes are destroyed, and many people are expecting to be homeless in the middle of winter." - id 28/12/2016
...
Israeli Government to Approve Thousands of Settlement Units in Response to UN VoteIMEMC News & Agencies - "The Local Planning and Building Committee of the West Jerusalem municipality is expected, next Wednesday, to approve about 5,600 illegal housing units in East Jerusalem settlements, according to Israel Hayom daily" [ry]26/12/2016
...
Why moving US Embassy to Jerusalem is no way to start a presidencyDaoud Kuttab - Al Monitor - Corpus-separatum refers to a city or region with special legal and political status. The designation falls short of bestowing sovereign status, or that of an independent city-state. Hanna Issa, a Palestinian expert on international law and a resident of Jerusalem, told Al-Monitor the United Nations has in various ways stressed the special status of Jerusalem. “This definition was made clear in the 1947 UN Partition Plan, Resolution 181, and a year later, the status of Jerusalem was reaffirmed in a separate resolution, UNGA 303, in December 1949,” he said.-rh 21/12/2016
...
Jerusalem eviction case back with Israel’s high courtCharlotte Silver - Rights and Accountability - "According to the family, the settlers’ lawyer has demanded that they be evicted and suggested they move into a small storage room under the home." - id 21/12/2016
...
Israel bans burials in parts of East Jerusalem Muslim cemeteryMa’an News Agency - "Employees of Israel`s Nature and Parks Authority escorted by Israeli forces raided the Palestinian Bal al-Rahma cemetery in occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday and installed a sign forbidding burial in parts of the cemetery which have been claimed to become a national park" [ry]19/12/2016
...
Donald Trump`s Israel ambassador pick: Moving US embassy to Jerusalem would be `declaration of war`Bethan McKernan - Independent - Potential US ambassador to Israel David Friedman said he looks forward to working in a `US embassy in Israel`s eternal capital, Jerusalem,` angering Palestinians and liberal Jewish groups [ry]19/12/2016
...
Short-circuited lives: Why my family is facing eviction from our home in the Old City of Jerusalem Rafat Sub Laban - SALON - For my entire life, 27 years, I have lived with the threat that I will be permanently evicted from my home in the Old City of Jerusalem. It’s a beautiful location, just 200 yards from the Dome of the Rock and offering an absolutely stunning view of the Old City’s holy sites. We have paid our rent. We have been good tenants. We have tried all legal means, including a Dec. 3 protest march, to stay in our home. Yet our “goodness” matters not at all when anti-Palestinian discrimination is the law of the land. We fear the Israeli government will turn over our home permanently to Israeli settlers.-rh 22/12/2016
...
Some of Jerusalem’s rabbis are waging their own war on ChristmasIshaan Tharoor - The Washington Post - In a letter faxed to hoteliers in Jerusalem, two of the city`s chief rabbis warned against displaying Christmas trees on their premises. “As the secular year ends we want to remind you that erecting a Christmas tree in a hotel contravenes halacha [Jewish law] and that therefore it is clear that one should not erect [a tree] in a hotel,” the letter reads, according to the Times of Israel. “It is also appropriate to avoid hosting parties to mark the end of the secular year.”- rh 21/12/2016
...
Nir Barkat confident Trump will move US Embassy to JerusalemAssociated Press - Ynet - "The capital`s mayor says that he has been in touch with US president-elect`s staff about the issue; Palestinians condemn the idea." - id 14/12/2016
...
IOF open fire on Palestinian car, Qalandia checkpointPNN - Palestine News Network - "According to bystanders, Israeli soldiers opened fire on a car, then arrested the woman who was driving, and another man. Locals said that the woman, a Jerusalemite in her 30’s, was assaulted by the soldiers." - id 14/12/2016
...
Israeli forces shoot Palestinian activist with rubber-coated steel bullet for taking photosMa`an - Member of the local follow-up committee in al-Issawiya Muhammad Abu al-Hummus was documenting Israeli violations and provocations when an Israeli soldier threatened to shoot him in the head if he didn’t leave. Another soldier then shot a rubber-coated steel bullet at Abu al-Hummus from an approximate distance of 25 meters, hitting him in the leg. Israeli forces and police officers had stormed the town and deployed in its alleys in a provocative manner, started stopping drivers, and arbitrarily issued a number of locals traffic fines, according to the committee. [bz]13/12/2016
...
Moving embassy to Jerusalem a ‘big priority’ for Trump — top aide vowsTamar Pileggi - Times of Israel - “He made it very clear during the campaign, and as president-elect, I’ve heard him repeat it several times privately, if not publicly.” [ak] 13/12/2016
...
East Jerusalem: Israeli Strategy Explored in New VideoIMEMC News & Agencies - "`Colonized, impoverished and segregated.` With these words the Negotiations Affairs Department video concludes its narrative of the future facing occupied East Jerusalem and its Palestinian residents" [ry]12/12/2016
...
IOF complete demolition of two homes in East JerusalemPNN - Palestine News Network - "The two brothers who own the homes had already begun the demolition last Saturday in order to avoid being forced to pay to the Israeli municipality for the process. However, the Israeli municipality did not approve of the brothers demolishing their own homes, claiming that it was not “complete.”" - id 7/12/2016
...
‘We Are Orphans Here’ - Life and death in East Jerusalem’s Palestinian refugee campRACHEL KUSHNER - NYT - The camp is, according to Israeli law, inside Israel, and the people who live there are Jerusalem residents, but they are refugees in their own city. Residents pay taxes to Israel, but the camp is barely serviced. There is very little legally supplied water, a scarcely functioning sewage system, essentially no garbage pickup, no road building, no mail service (the streets don’t even have names, much less addresses), virtually no infrastructure of any kind. There is no adequate school system. Israeli emergency fire and medical services do not enter the camp. The Israeli police enter only to make arrests. [bz]6/12/2016
...
Israeli police extends time for non-Muslim visitation at Al-Aqsa Mosque compoundMa’an News Agency - "Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib, the director of the Islamic Endowment (Waqf), which is in charge of managing Al-Aqsa under Jordanian supervision, told Ma’an that Israeli police notified the Waqf of their decision to allow non-Muslims to visit the compound from 7:30 to 11 am, extending the allocated time by one hour" [ry] 5/12/2016
...
Articles Archive
Current Articles
9/2017
8/2017
7/2017
6/2017
5/2017
4/2017
3/2017
2/2017
1/2017
12/2016
11/2016
10/2016
9/2016
8/2016
7/2016
6/2016
5/2016
4/2016
3/2016
2/2016
1/2016
12/2015
11/2015
10/2015
9/2015
8/2015
7/2015
6/2015
5/2015
4/2015
3/2015
2/2015
1/2015
12/2014
11/2014
10/2014
9/2014
8/2014
7/2014
6/2014
5/2014
4/2014
3/2014
2/2014
1/2014
12/2013
11/2013
10/2013
9/2013
8/2013
7/2013
6/2013
5/2013
4/2013
3/2013
2/2013
1/2013
12/2012
11/2012
10/2012
9/2012
8/2012
7/2012
6/2012
5/2012
4/2012
3/2012
2/2012
1/2012
12/2011
11/2011
10/2011
9/2011
8/2011
7/2011
6/2011
5/2011
4/2011
3/2011
2/2011
1/2011
12/2010
11/2010
10/2010
9/2010
8/2010
7/2010
6/2010
5/2010
4/2010
3/2010
2/2010
1/2010
12/2009
11/2009
10/2009
9/2009
8/2009
7/2009
6/2009
5/2009
4/2009
3/2009
2/2009
1/2009
12/2008
11/2008
10/2008
9/2008
8/2008
7/2008
6/2008
5/2008
4/2008
3/2008
2/2008
1/2008
12/2007
11/2007
10/2007
9/2007
8/2007
7/2007
6/2007
5/2007
4/2007
3/2007
2/2007
1/2007
12/2006
11/2006
10/2006
9/2006
8/2006
7/2006
6/2006
5/2006
4/2006
3/2006
2/2006
1/2006
12/2005
11/2005
10/2005
9/2005
8/2005
7/2005
6/2005
5/2005
4/2005
3/2005
2/2005
1/2005
12/2004
11/2004
10/2004


Home page  back