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In swipe at Biden, Netanyahu pledges to 'build in Jerusalem' despite `pressure' | JPost |

Prime Minister Netanyahu weighed in on the recent tensions in Jerusalem at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, emphasizing that Israel retains the right to "build in Jerusalem," after the Biden administration criticized the impeding evictions of Palestinian families in East Jerusalem and Israeli construction in the West Bank.

"We emphatically reject the pressures not to build in Jerusalem. Unfortunately, these pressures have been increasing of late. I say even to our best friends: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Just as every people builds its capital and in its capital, so too do we reserve the right to build Jerusalem and in Jerusalem. This is what we have done and what we will continue to do," he said, according to a statement from his office.

Three times since the beginning of April, US officials reached out to the Prime Minister's Office to express their opposition to Israeli steps to build beyond the Green Line, Channel 12 reported.

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

by Oui on Mon May 10th, 2021 at 06:28:51 PM EST
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Lifta: Register of a People, History, Cultural Heritage, and Struggle

Lifta is a peaceful village situated on the slopes of al-Shami Valley, at the western entrance of the city of Jerusalem. Like other Palestinian towns and villages, Lifta's people were displaced as part of an extensive and premeditated plan of ethnic cleansing in 1948.

Many of Lifta's buildings are still standing to this day, clustered around its historic center or on its peripheries. For various reasons, they were not destroyed like the houses in other towns and villages, and they bear witness to the Nakba of 1948. Lifta manifests various aspects of the development of the Palestinian village: architecture, culture, urban planning, waterworks, vegetation, and creative interaction with the surrounding environment.

by Oui on Mon May 10th, 2021 at 10:35:45 PM EST
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