East Jerusalem

Eastern part of Jerusalem, predominantly Arab but experiencing influx of Jewish residents in recent years. Claimed by the Palestinians as a future capital

EU representative Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff tours Givat Hamatos in east Jerusalem
EU delegation heckled as antisemites, hounded off Givat Hamatos

Activists from the Im Tirzu movement and Jerusalem deputy mayor Aryeh King confronted EU representatives who were touring the site of the planned neighborhood.

Green Line
In Biden slight, Netanyahu publishes controversial Givat Hamatos tender

The Israeli right is looking to Netanyahu to solidify Israel's hold on areas over pre-67 lines in the last months of Trump's presidency.

A nose-swab is taken from a driver at a drive-through coronavirus testing station in east Jerusalem,
East Jerusalem residents obtain forged COVID-19 results from West Bank

Obtaining the forged document begins by travelling to Ramallah or Bethlehem, where individuals can visit medical labs that provide paying coronavirus patients with fake permits.

Israel makes first moves in east Jerusalem in aftermath of Biden win

Of particular concern, however, is the Givat Hamatos project, which Netanyahu promised to advance in February while on the election campaign trail.

Wadi al-Joz in east Jerusalem
'Silicon Wadi' hi-tech park approved in east Jerusalem

About 200 Palestinian-owned businesses will be moved to complexes in Issawiya and Umm Tuba.

02/11/2020
Police arrest 11 suspects, confiscate dozens of weapons in Shuafat in east Jerusalem, Oct. 2020
11 arrested, dozens of weapons confiscated in east Jerusalem

During the operation, large stockpiles of weapons, equipment and ammunition were found in Shuafat.

UN SPECIAL Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov briefs the UN in New York
The embassy issue reveals the contradictions in the EU's Jerusalem policy

Both the UN and EU claim to have clear positions on Jerusalem, yet in reality they are clear as mud.

A pedestrian walks past a BBC logo at Broadcasting House in central London
BBC producer admits documentary examines 'settling Jews in occupied land'

Rosie Garthwaite's latest project, a documentary on Israeli activities in east Jerusalem, has been accused of not being impartial.

Givat Hamatos
Housing Min.: East Jerusalem’s Givat Hamatos project not frozen

The ministry clarified that any delays in the project were due to technical issues only and that all diplomatic approvals have been given.

Moshe Lion: I've received Emirati offers to invest in East Jerusalem

"We have so much to offer, beyond just the Temple Mount," Moshe Lion added.

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