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  • Building plan for eastern Jerusalem’s Gilo advances

    August 13, 2013 | 10:22 am

    A plan to build nearly 900 apartments in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo was approved on the eve of scheduled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

    The final approval by the Interior Ministry came late Monday. The plan now goes to the Housing Ministry and...

  • Netanyahu visits Gilo to defend Jerusalem construction

    October 23, 2012 | 9:22 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo following an international outcry over the approval of nearly 800 apartments there.

    "United Jerusalem is Israel's eternal capital. We have full rights to build in it. We have built in Jerusalem, we are...

  • Israel approves more expansion of settlement near Jerusalem

    October 18, 2012 | 1:50 pm

    Israel on Thursday issued a detailed plan for the building of some 800 new homes on annexed land in the West Bank that is certain to attract further international condemnation of its settlement policies.

    A planning committee issued a call for bids from contractors to start...

  • Jerusalem committee approves new Gilo housing

    December 28, 2011 | 2:25 pm

    A Jerusalem building committee has approved the construction of 130 new apartments in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo.

    The construction must still be approved by the government’s Interior Ministry. It will be about three years before ground will be broken on the project,...

  • Peace Now: Israel planning new East Jerusalem settlement

    October 14, 2011 | 11:47 am

    Israel plans to build more than 2,600 housing units in a new urban settlement in East Jerusalem, an anti-settlement group said on Friday, angering Palestinians who want a halt to all such projects before they return to peace talks.

    The Peace Now group said the plan was approved...

  • Netanyahu rejects widespread criticism of homes plan

    September 28, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday rejected Western and Arab complaints that the planned construction of 1,100 new homes in Gilo on annexed land close to Jerusalem would complicate Middle East peace efforts.

    “Gilo is not a settlement nor an outpost. It is a...

  • Clinton: Israeli settlement move counter-productive

    September 27, 2011 | 5:21 pm

    Israel’s decision to build 1,100 settlement homes on West Bank land is counter-productive to reviving peace talks with the Palestinians, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday.

    The decision appears to make it even less likely that the two sides will answer a call on...

  • Gilo building plan gets go-ahead

    September 27, 2011 | 12:05 pm

    Jerusalem’s district planning committee has approved a construction plan to build 1,100 housing units in Gilo, a Jewish neighborhood of 40,000 in eastern Jerusalem.

    The plan also includes public buildings, a school and an industrial zone, Ynet reported. The public has 60 days to...

  • Jerusalem approves 900 Gilo houses

    July 5, 2011 | 10:42 am

    The Jerusalem municipality has approved a controversial plan to build 900 new homes in the Gilo neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem.

    The construction still must be approved by the Interior Ministry; building would not begin for at least a couple of years.

    Approximately 40,000 Jews...

  • EU policy chief joins U.S., U.N. in rapping Gilo housing approval

    April 6, 2011 | 10:14 am

    European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton joined the United States and the United Nations in condemning a Jerusalem committee’s approval of new housing in Gilo.

    Ashton said Wednesday that she was “deeply disappointed” in the initial approval Monday by the Jerusalem...

  • Gilo barriers to be dismantled

    August 12, 2010 | 11:40 am

    The concrete barriers surrounding the Jerusalem neighborhood Gilo will be removed, Israel’s military announced.

    The barriers were erected eight years ago during the second Palestinian intifada to protect the residents of Gilo from regular sniper fire from the Palestinian town Beit Jala.

    The decision to remove the protective structures, announced Thursday by the Israel Defense Forces, was made due to the “stable security situation in the area.”