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December 25, 2014 1:25 pm

New Housing Approved in Jerusalem Neighborhood of Ramot

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The Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – The Jerusalem Local Planning and Building Committee on Wednesday approved construction permits for 243 housing units in the Jewish neighborhood of Ramot in northern Jerusalem, marking the final procedural step before construction will begin. Ramot is located beyond the 1949 armistice line with Jordan.

The committee also approved requests submitted by developers for construction easements for 270 housing units in Ramot and Har Homa. The purpose of the easements was to increase planning flexibility for projects that were already approved, the Jerusalem Municipality said.

Addressing the usual criticism of construction across the 1949 armistice line, the Jerusalem Municipality said, “There is no change in the policy of the municipality in recent years and we will continue to build in all neighborhoods of the city, for Jews and Arabs alike, according to the master plan. In the coming years, it is expected tens of thousands of housing units will be built in all sectors of the city. New construction in Jerusalem is essential for the city’s development and for allowing young people and students to live here and buy an apartment.”

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  • charlie johnson

    This operation has turned out to be the chink in the armor of Israel. World opinion is a very powerful weapon.You are only as powerful as your support and goodwill among nations today.In the long past the hordes of invading Mongolians had no worries of the rest of the worlds citizens views.News and information travels fast as lightning today.Even corrupted information can be accepted by large numbers.This is where Israel hangs in the balance. Your friends will diminish or multiply on decisions pertaining to this matter.I am not completely informed on this. But I sense the world has focused upon this issue.

  • Israel needs to build 100,000 housing units per year in Judea and Samaria for the next 10 years, It also needs to build 3 superhighway connecting Judea and Samaria to Israel.
    Construct military bases in Judea and Samaria to protect the people and the country.
    Israel also needs to build 50,000 housing units per year in greater Jerusalem and build additional roads and highway in and from Jerusalem.