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        2/27/2013, Adar 17, 5773

      Lecture to Highlight Contested Jerusalem Neighborhoods


      Arieh King, the director of the Israel Land Fund will give a special lecture on its repatriation efforts in historically Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem. Such areas as Beit Hanina, Beit Safafa, Shimon Hatadik and other neighborhoods that historically had Jewish populations now have a majority of non-Jewish residents. King's group has worked to legally purchase homes and plots of land. In some cases the homes that were listed as owned by Jewish residents had non-Jewish dwellers. The Israel Land Fund successfully had the non-Jewish residents declared squatters.
       
      A previous lecture on the subject was given recently and King has been asked to repeat the presentation due to popular demand, according to an Israel Land Fund announcement. In the past King has successfully fought for equal access in contested neighborhoods of Jerusalem.
       
      The speech will take place March 6th at 8:30PM at the OU Israel Center in Jerusalem.