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Monday, May 03, 2010

Israeli government gets cold feet

Last week, I reported that the Jerusalem Planning and Building Commission would be meeting on Tuesday and Thursday of this week, and that at least some Jewish projects in 'east' Jerusalem would be on Thursday's agenda. At the time, I noted
My guess is that meeting on Thursday will deal with things like someone in a Jewish suburb in 'east' Jerusalem who wants to add a basement onto his house (yes, that requires approval too plus the consent of all of your neighbors believe it or not - that's why so many Jews here build illegally as well and why there is an inordinate amount of tattling to the City). I doubt that anything serious is going to be approved.

In other words, without knowing the agenda, this meeting is unlikely to prove anything either way regarding whether or not there is a building freeze for Jews in 'east' Jerusalem.
Well, I was right about nothing serious being approved, but I was wrong about it not proving anything either way about a 'freeze.' Government protests to the contrary, it most definitely does seem that there's a 'freeze' on Jewish construction in most of Jerusalem.
The Jerusalem Regional Planning Commission will, this week, convene for the first time in two months. But, due to American pressure, it will not discuss any major construction projects for Jews in North, South or East Jerusalem.


At 10:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carl, what on earth prevents Israeli Jews from building in our own land. What exactly does the US have on the leaders? Does our military equipment have a shut off switch controlled by the US? Holding a gun to our heads on every move we make makes no sense.

At 11:11 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

In other words, its all for show.

What could go wrong indeed


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