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Closed Society: February 2, 2013

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A new study criticizes Israeli school books, claiming they portray the Palestinians negatively. According to a source who read the final report, “the Israeli side emphasizes the series of disturbances, while the Palestinians claim that Israel is the result of imperialist acts. One of the main conclusions is that each side sticks to its own narrative.” Furthermore, the study criticizes Israeli textbooks for not showing the Green Line, and claims that the textbooks in Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community are “the closest to the Palestinian textbooks in their treatment of the other side,” according to one source. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 2nd, 2013 at 11:29 am

Settlers and Settlements: January 16, 2013

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A report prepared by “Peace Now” determines that in 2012 developers started construction of 1,400 new housing units, and 6,000 new housing units were approved by the government. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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January 16th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Settlers and Settlements: January 3, 2013

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Data published by Ir Amim association reveals that in 2012 the Ministry of Construction and Housing and Israel Land Authority published tenders for the construction of 2,386 housing units beyond the green line in Jerusalem, a marked rise relative to the annual average of 726 housing units in the previous decade. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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January 3rd, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Settlers and Settlements: December 24, 2012

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The Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee approved the construction of 1,242 housing units in the city’s Gilo neighborhood, which is beyond the green line. (Times of Israel)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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December 24th, 2012 at 10:45 am

Settlers and Settlements: December 19, 2012

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The Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee approved the construction of 2,610 housing units in the city’s Givat HaMatos neighborhood which is located beyond the green line. (Arutz7)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 19th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Settlers and Settlements: December 3, 2012

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The Jerusalem District Planning and Construction Committee will convene in two weeks to discuss the plan to build 1,700 housing units in Ramat Shlomo, a Jewish neighborhood east of the Green Line.  The session was pushed forward, apparently as part of a government decision to “punish” the Palestinians for their successful bid to be recognized as a UN observer state. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Political: 17 January, 2011

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The Jerusalem Municipality Planning and Construction Committee approved two construction plans in East Jerusalem, beyond the Green Line. 92 housing units are planned for the Talpiot Mizrach neighborhood and 32 more units are planned for the Pisgat Zeev neighborhood. According city council chair of the Likud, Adv. Elisha Peleg, there is no importance to the fact that the 124 housing units will be constructed beyond the Green Line, “because it is obvious that the only available reserves of land in Jerusalem are beyond the historical Green Line.”

(Hebrew)

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January 17th, 2011 at 6:04 am