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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