A senior Palestinian politician said Sunday that Israel Police told him they would allow campaigning in Jerusalem in advance of the January 25 Palestinian parliament election. Hatem Abdel Khader said it was the first indication Israel would permit the residents of east Jerusalem to participate in the voting, a Palestinian demand. "They informed me that there is a political decision to allow us as candidates in the upcoming election to conduct our election campaign in Jerusalem," he said. "I consider this to be a progress in the Israeli position." Israel Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.