New neighborhood to be built in east Jerusalem

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 14, 2011 15:51

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

A new neighborhood in east Jerusalem called Givat Hamatos just east of Beit Safa is in its final stage of review, and construction could begin within as little as a month, Peace Now said in a press release on their website on Thursday.

According to Peace Now, this new development, which will include over 2,00 new housing units, is a significant "game changer" for the Jerusalem municipality because it isolates Bethlehem from east Jerusalem, destroying "any possibility of a territorial solution in Beit Safafa and Shurafat."

The website also claims that it will be impossible to implement the Geneva Accords - which called for Jerusalem to be a shared capital - without dismantling the new neighborhood.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
November 16, 2018
Sinwar delivers message of aggression towards Israel after cease-fire

By YASSER OKBI/MAARIV