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Our Position on East Jerusalem

In Video: What Do You Really Know About Jerusalem?



In 1967, Israel expaned the borders of Jerusalem, annexing to West Jerusalem approximately 71 km sq. of land occupied during the war, including dozens of Palestinian villages. In these annexed lands Israel built 12 Jewish neighborhoods, wherein reside today approximately 190,000 Israelis.
Approximately 253,395 Palestinians reside in East Jerusalem as permanent residents. They are eligible for National Insurance payments, health and municipal services, but they are not considered citizens, and do not have the right to vote for the Knesset or to bear an Israeli passport. Unofficially, if they reside abroad for any length of time, they lose their Jerusalem residency permit.

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Government Approves Construction in Gilo

October 6, 2011| An Israeli planning committee approves a plan for large-scale settlement construction in East Jerusalem, adjacent to the settlement of Gilo

Actually, No, They Can’t.

Hagit Ofran | The truth about where Arabs and Jews can live and build in East and West Jerusalem

Settlements in Palestinian Neighborhoods in East Jerusalem

Almost 2000 settlers live in illegal outposts in the midst of Palestinian neighborhoods, in about 119 buildings and sites. The purpose of these settlements is to create “an irreversible situation” in the city, and thwart any possibility of a two state solution.

Jerusalem Court ordered the eviction of 2 Palestinian families from homes in Beit Hanina

Another case of implementation of “the right of return” to Jews in East Jerusalem | Hagit Ofran

Council Approves New Provocation in Jerusalem

February 7, 2011 | Hagit Ofran | Plan approved for two new settler buildings in Sheikh Jarrah

Undermining in Jerusalem: A New Tunnel in Silwan

January 26, 2011 | Hagit Ofran | Two days ago the Israel Antiquities Authority made the announcement, accompanied by a heartfelt video, that it had completed digging and revealing an underground tunnel extending from the Pool of Siloam, underneath the walls of the Old City....

Peace Now Reveals: Israel has approved more than 1,300 new housing units in East Jerusalem

November 11, 2010 | The plans include 983 new housing units in one area of Har Homa, with another 42 to be built elsewhere in the neighbourhood which lies close to Bethlehem