Jerusalem mayor pushes for rezoning of Arab areas

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 13, 2010 20:59

JERUSALEM — The mayor of Jerusalem says he has asked Israel's prime minister to adopt his plan to rezone some of the city's Arab neighborhoods and suspend demolitions of homes built there without permits.

Mayor Nir Barkat says his plan would improve the lives of thousands of Arab residents. Critics say it would further heighten tensions because it would also involve the demolition of two dozen Arab homes .


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