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  • Israel OKs more eastern Jerusalem construction

    June 18, 2014 | 3:15 pm

    Israel approved the construction of 172 new dwellings in Har Homa, a Jewish neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem.

    Jerusalem City Councilman Yosef Pepe Alalu of the Meretz party, who opposes the construction, announced the approval Wednesday morning in an interview with the French...

  • New eastern Jerusalem housing approved on eve of Kerry visit

    June 26, 2013 | 5:51 pm

    The Jerusalem municipality issued construction permits to build 69 new housing units in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Homa.

    Wednesday’s approval comes a day before the planned arrival of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as he attempts to bring Israel and the...

  • State Department criticizes Israel over E. Jerusalem housing approval

    August 10, 2011 | 9:10 am

    The Obama administration criticized Israel over the approval of a new housing project in eastern Jerusalem.

    “The United States is deeply concerned by continuing Israeli actions with respect to housing construction in Jerusalem,” a State Department official said Tuesday during a...

  • PM’s pressure reportedly tables talks on E. Jerusalem construction

    April 11, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    Discussions on new construction in eastern Jerusalem have been postponed reportedly due to pressure from the Prime Minister’s Office.

    The Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee tabled its talks scheduled for this week on projects to build nearly 1,000 apartments in Har...

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  • Stepping Stones

    By Eric Silver

    May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Israel is preparing a package of gestures designed to revive the Mideast peace negotiations that have been frozen since work began on a contentious Jewish housing project at Har Homa in East Jerusalem two months ago.

    The measures are expected to include firm steps toward building...

  • Renewal and Restraint

    By Edward Sanders

    May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm


    Renewal and Restraint

    By Edward Sanders

    I went to Israel last month as someone who is a supporter of the peace process; as someone who believes in exchange of land for peace; as someone who is dedicated to peace with security for Israel; and as someone disturbed by the construction at...