Friday, August 23rd | 22 Av 5779

Subscribe
May 22, 2014 11:05 am

Israeli Transportation Minister Proposes Expansion of Jerusalem’s Borders

avatar by JNS.org

Jerusalem. Photo: Berthold Werner.

JNS.orgIsraeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) announced Thursday that he intends to promote a bill that would expand the borders of Jerusalem.

“This week (May 28), we will celebrate Jerusalem Day, marking 47 years since the city was reunified,” Katz said, according to Israel Hayom. “This is the time to promote an initiative that will strengthen Jerusalem, expand its borders and preserve its Jewish national character. I intend to support the Greater Jerusalem as Capital of Israel Bill.”

The bill calls for the communities of Ma’aleh Adumim, Givat Zeev, the Gush Etzion bloc, and Betar Illit to come under the jurisdiction of Jerusalem and the state of Israel.

Related coverage

August 22, 2019 5:04 pm
0

Netanyahu Hints at Israeli Involvement in Iraq Blasts

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Thursday of possible Israeli involvement in attacks against Iranian-linked targets in Iraq. A series of...

According to Katz, a joint council would be established that would allow for centralized activity while protecting each entity’s municipal independence, a model implemented in major metropolises worldwide, including greater London and greater Paris.

“We can raise wide support for this initiative among world Jewry and among friends of Israel in the U.S. and other places that recognize the historic relationship and our right to Jerusalem,” Katz said.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

Algemeiner.com

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.