Jerusalem: Municipal committee ratifies construction of neighborhood that caused Biden crisis

Posted: June 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: In the News, The Settlements, the US and us | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Jerusalem’s municipal planning committee ratified today the plan to built 1,600 housing units in Ramat Shlomo neighborhood in the “eastern” part of the city (Ramat Shlomo is actually in north Jerusalem, but still in the part of the city which Israel occupied and unilaterally annexed in 1967).

Three months ago, the initial decision on the project caused a major crisis between Washington and Jerusalem. According to a report in Haaretz, the committee approved today the protocol of the meeting that dealt with Ramat Shlomo. This is a procedural act, which will enable the city council to move the project to its next stage.

Committee member Yair Gabay told Haaretz that Prime Minister Netanyahu prevented the protocol from being ratified on the committee’s last meeting, due to the visit of U.S. special envoy George Mitchell.


3 Comments on “Jerusalem: Municipal committee ratifies construction of neighborhood that caused Biden crisis”

  1. 1 Gene said at 6:28 pm on June 15th, 2010:

    No, no, no…

    Not G-d Bless America…

    G-d Damn America…

    They have no right to mess with Israel’s sovereignty.

  2. 2 Yishai Kohen said at 11:44 pm on June 15th, 2010:

    Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. Obviously we will build wherever we want to- by right.

  3. 3 noam said at 4:31 am on June 16th, 2010:

    Yishai, if we can’t have two states, and everything belongs to Israel, what future solution you see to the Palestinian problem?