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  • UN envoy slams Israel for settlement building

    August 30, 2016 | 11:40 am

    A special United Nations envoy condemned Israel for continuing to build in West Bank settlements and neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem.

    Nickolay Mladenov, the U.N. special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, criticized Israel for going against the recommendations of...

  • Israel erects concrete barriers between Arab, Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem

    October 19, 2015 | 1:52 pm

    Israel began erecting a portable concrete security wall between Arab and Jewish neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem.

    The fence was erected Sunday between the Arab neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber and the Jewish neighborhood of East Talpiot because of Arab youths throwing rocks and...

  • Israel approves construction of 77 Jewish homes in eastern Jerusalem

    April 27, 2015 | 8:47 am

    Israel invited tenders for construction of 77 new homes in Jewish sections of eastern Jerusalem.

    Citing Peace Now, an Israeli group opposed to settlements in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem, i24 News reported that the tenders for Pisgat Zeev and Neve Yaakov on Monday were the...

  • Palestinian scientist named to high Israeli gov’t post

    March 24, 2015 | 11:09 am

    A scientist from eastern Jerusalem became the highest-ranking Palestinian without Israeli citizenship in an official government post.

    Tarek Abu-Hamed of the Sur Baher neighborhood was named deputy chief scientist of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space, the ministry...

  • Jewish families move into eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood

    September 30, 2014 | 11:27 am

    Rioting erupted as several Jewish families moved into apartments in the eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Silwan.

    The Jews moved in late Monday night amid protests by Arab rioters who threw rocks and fireworks and attempted to enter one of the homes, according to reports....

  • $90M plan for eastern Jerusalem aims to reduce violence

    June 30, 2014 | 2:59 pm

    Israel’s Cabinet approved a $90 million plan for the socioeconomic development of eastern Jerusalem with an eye toward reducing violence.

    The plan approved Sunday will focus on increased security and police there.

    It marked the first time that a comprehensive socioeconomic...

  • E. Jerusalem Arabs arrested for attacking Jewish man

    December 13, 2012 | 11:18 am

    Three Arab teenagers from eastern Jerusalem were arrested on suspicion that they attacked a haredi Orthodox Jewish man.

    The teens, all 16, told police after they were arrested Thursday that they attacked the Jewish man because they had been attacked previously by Jews, according to Israel Radio.

    They are accused of injuring the 20-year-old man on Wednesday evening as he walked through the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.

  • Housing construction announced for eastern Jerusalem

    November 8, 2010 | 10:21 pm

    A Jerusalem municipal committee has approved the construction of more than 1,000 Jewish homes in eastern Jerusalem.

    The announcement of the program’s details came Monday, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in the United States to speak at a gathering of Jewish leaders and...