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March 3, 2011 12:47 pm

New Jewish Homes Approved for East Jerusalem

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View of East Jerusalem from the Old City. Photo: Chadica

Wall Street Journal – The Jerusalem municipality said on Wednesday it recently approved 14 new housing units in a former Israel police headquarters in East Jerusalem, widening the foothold of Jewish settlers in a predominantly Palestinian neighborhood.

he new units would strengthen Israeli claims to the Mount of Olives, located directly opposite the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City and with a Jewish cemetery thousands of years old.

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