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Local Government: May 2, 2012

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The Jerusalem City Hall yesterday issued demolition orders for seven buildings in the neighborhood of Al Bustan in Silwan, in which the Mayor Nir Barkat plans to construct the King’s Garden project.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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May 2nd, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Closed Society: November 6, 2011

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A document submitted to Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat reveals that 60,718 new apartments are planned for construction in the coming decades in Jerusalem, but the vast majority, 52,363 apartments, will be built beyond the Green Line.

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November 6th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Local Government: October 18, 2011

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Jerusalem Mayor, Nir Barkat, deposed Council member Rachel Azariah from the city coalition, after she petitioned the Court against the Jerusalem municipality. In the petition, Azariah protested against the gender segregation in Mea-She’arim street.

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October 18th, 2011 at 6:26 am

Closed Society: July 7, 2011

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Women who arrived at the Forum of Directors conference of the ultra-Orthodox newspaper Hatzofe in Jerusalem claim they were not allowed to attend the event because it was for men only. Conference speakers included, among others, Minister of Finance Yuval Schteinitz, and the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat.

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Local Government: June 23, 2011

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Representatives of the political Right-wing and the ultra-Orthodox Jews at the Jerusalem Municipality, announced a general recruitment of members of the Planning and Construction Committee at City Hall to thwart the mayor Nir Barkat’s plan to construct 2,500 homes for Palestinians at Sawahreh in East Jerusalem.

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Political: June 16, 2011

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MK Lia Shemtov (Israel Beitenu) wrote the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, and the Transport Minister Israel Katz (Likud), asking them to remove the signs in Arabic on the Jerusalem Light Rail. According to her, a law stating that Arabic is an official language in Israel never existed, and all use of it is derived from a law dated back to the British mandate (The king’s order to his council). “The Supreme Court had stated that the use of Arabic is required by the central government and not the municipalities when discussing road signs”.

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June 16th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Political: May 25, 2011

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Ministers, Knesset members and the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, attended the inauguration ceremony for the new neighborhood “Ma’ale Zeitim” in East Jerusalem, near Ras al-Amud, which resides beyond the Green Line.

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May 25th, 2011 at 11:56 am

Closed Society: May 25, 2011

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“Rabbis Committee for the honor of Jerusalem” demanded from Jerusalem mayor, Nir Barkat, to cancel the opera festival planned for June 6th (eve of the holiday of Shavu’ot)  in “the Sultan’s Pool” amphitheater. At the same time, Knesset members Uri Ariel, Ibrahim Tzartzur, Nissim Ze’ev to a number of officials, in order to stop this show, which they claim hurts the Jews and Muslims, and glorifies the trip of the Crusaders to the land of Israel. In their letter, the rabbis said that “It is inconceivable that after they slaughtered Jews and were the trailblazers to the Nazis, the Jerusalem municipality would put together a show in honor of the Crusaders.”

(Hebrew)

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May 25th, 2011 at 11:31 am

Political: May 20, 2011

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Some government ministers intend to attend the inauguration ceremony for new settlement “Ma’ale Zeitim”, in Ras al-Amud neighborhood in East Jerusalem next week. The ceremony will be held during the visit of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the United States. Among the guests in the ceremony will be Education Minister Gideon Saar (Likud), Minister of Environmental Protection Gilad Arden (Likud), Ministry of Interior Eli Yishai (Shas) and Minister of Science Daniel Hershkovitz (“Jewish Home”). In addition, Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin (Likud), and the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, will attend. The event is an initiative of the neighborhood committee, “Ateret Cohanim” Yeshiva, the Jerusalem lobby in the Knesset, and Dr. Irving Moskowitz, sponsor of the neighborhood, and his wife Cherna.

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Local Government: May 11, 2011

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Orthodox factions are pressuring the Jerusalem municipality to cancel the city opera festival planned for next month, stating the fact that some of the shows are scheduled to take place in churches as cause. In response, Mayor Nir Barkat has agreed to consider the removal of city logo from some of the publications.

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May 11th, 2011 at 8:30 pm