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  12/19/2012, Tevet 6, 5773

Deputy Mayor: More Homes Needed in ‘Eastern’ Jerusalem


Jerusalem Deputy Mayor David Hadari has welcomed plans to build in the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood of Jerusalem. “It’s a welcome decision, that was postponed due to international pressure,” he told Arutz Sheva.

“Jerusalem needs tens of thousands of new homes to be built, including in Gilo, Pisgat Zev, and Homat Shmuel,” he continued. “In any case, we have to look at the full half of the cup.”

The neighborhoods in question are in northern Jerusalem, but are often termed “eastern Jerusalem” because they were not on the Israeli side of the armistice line between 1949 and 1967, when Jordan controlled part of the city.