East Jerusalem: The Truth

By Jonathan Hoffman
December 30, 2012

The facts on the ground put the lie to so many of the BDS claims - such as 'ethnic cleansing'


A surprising process of 'Israelisation' is taking place among Palestinians in East Jerusalem
Along with the nationalist radicalisation, widespread support for Hamas and widespread clashes, less predictable dynamics are afoot.

By Nir Hasson | Dec.29, 2012 |

A year ago, for the first time, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Israel postal service established a post office in the village of Isawiyah, which lies below Mount Scopus, within the municipal boundaries. Along with the opening of the new branch − part of a plan to improve postal services in East Jerusalem − the village streets were given names and the houses received numbers. These developments followed a petition to the High Court of Justice, submitted by residents with the aid of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel. But the municipality could not find a site for the post office, since most of the buildings in the village were illegal structures, so their future was thus in question.

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Mon, 12/31/2012 - 13:40

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jonathan, i hope you have permission to reproduce this haaretz article?

it's normally behind a paywall, and quoting the whole of a very long article (and without any attempt at review or criticism) would almost certainly fail to be "fair dealing" under the copyright designs and patents act 1988

Real Real Zionist

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 13:48

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Don't worry apologies are Hoff's strong point.


Mon, 12/31/2012 - 14:55

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Jonathan Hoffman: I am a resistered user and we are allowed 10 free accesses a month.

free access doesn't include reproducing it!

perhaps you'd better look at http://www.haaretz.com/misc/terms-and-conditions , including …

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Customer-htz@haaretz.co.il - Haaretz sites in Hebrew and in English.


Mon, 12/31/2012 - 14:55

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I wonder how Tony Kushner would react to this truth. Because he throws around this charge of ethnic cleansing, I wouldn't pay anything to view his work, including the film 'Lincoln', for which he's the screenwriter.

Jonathan Hoffman

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 18:58

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Thanks for the legal advice Ms Goldfish - I am a resistered user and we are allowed 10 free accesses a month. The link ackowledges that Haaretz is the source. But thanks.


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