Slippery Slope

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Archive for February 13th, 2012

Closed Society: February 13, 2012

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Settlers threw stones at a Palestinian vehicle near the settlement of Kiryat Arba.

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February 13th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Closed Society: February 13, 2012

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Civil Administration officials have been quoted as saying that a tentative compromise that would allow residents of the West Bank outpost of Migron to relocate to nearby land is “not feasible”, and that construction of the settlement in its new location has not been approved by planning authorities.

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February 13th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Closed Society: February 13, 2012

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According to the agreement reached on the removal of the illegal outpost of Migron, the settlement will be rebuilt approximately 2 km south of its current location.  This will mark the first time in years that a new settlement is built with full approval in  the West Bank.

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February 13th, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Local Government: February 13, 2012

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The Jerusalem district planning and construction committee approved a new visitors’ center at the City of David National Park in Silwan, East Jerusalem.

Closed Society: February 13, 2012

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The Israel Nature and Parks Authority razed a complex including a playground, community center and cafe in Silwan, East Jerusalem.

Economy and Society: February 13, 2012

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The Ministry of Health is barring doctors who studied medicine at Al Quds University in East Jerusalem from taking the Israeli certification exams, since the university has offices within the West Jerusalem municipal boundaries.

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February 13th, 2012 at 11:34 am