Stop the escalation in Israel’s actions in East Jerusalem

Yudith Oppenheimer, Executive Director of Ir Amim
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Jerusalem Post

The sharply worded condemnation issued by the US State Department last week regarding promotion of building plans in Jerusalem was greeted with seeming amazement by Israeli officials. Such astonishment is in itself astonishing. Construction in Jerusalem has been repeatedly declared a major obstacle to the peace process by the US administration and the entire international community. But the government has long been playing a different ballgame.
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