There is good news and bad news. The good news is that the Jerusalem Regional Planning Committee is to consider a plan to build more than 5,000 apartments. The bad news is that the apartments are to be built on a beautiful part of the Jerusalem Hills, ruining the environment. The particular area is called Reches Lavan (the white ridge) above Ein Lavan, which is on the small road just past the zoo and aquarium, on Nahal Refaim. It is certainly worth going for a walk there to see its beauty, its water pools and its terraces, which at the moment are full of gorgeous wild flowers.