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        3/3/2010, Adar 17, 5770

      Court Rejects Petition Against King's Garden Plan


      The Jerusalem District Court has rejected a petition by the leftwing Ir Amim organization to shelve what has become known as the King's Garden Plan involving the removal of Arab squatters from a park in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan in return for substitute properties nearby.

      The petition had already been rendered irrelevant after Prime Minister Netanyahu, bowing to American pressure, asked Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat to shelve the plan.