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Israel backs off Haredi housing project at disused airport site after US pressure

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Published: 26 November 2021

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Officials notify White House that the plan to build 9,000 units, across the pre-1967 Green Line, will not be approved for another year

Israel backs off housing project at Jerusalem’s Atarot airport site amid US pressure (Times of Israel)
Officials notify White House they won’t move forward with plan to build 9,000 units on abandoned plot at northern tip of the capital, across the pre-1967 Green Line

To soothe US concerns, Israel says new Jerusalem neighbourhood won't be approved for another year (Haaretz)
A municipal board gave an initial nod for a new neighbourhood in a part of East Jerusalem that had been earmarked for the Palestinians in previous peace talks

Jerusalem OKs new Jewish neighbourhood in area earmarked for Palestinians
If established, it would be the first large Jewish neighbourhood in East Jerusalem since the 1990s

Israel advances plan for 9,000 east Jerusalem homes in Atarot (Jerusalem Post)
The international community and the Palestinian Authority have condemned plans to build in an area located over the pre-1967 lines

Photo: Abandoned Atarot Airport, in March (Emil Salman)

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