April 23, 1990 |
The State Department said today that a Jewish takeover of a building in East Jerusalem was "insensitive and provocative" and the Israeli government's financial support of the action is "deeply disturbing." State Department spokeswoman Margaret Tutwiler raised the possibility that the incident may cause a change in the present system of aid to Israel in which $3 billion in U.S. assistance is handed over every year without any review or audit of how it is spent.
December 31, 1999 |
Israel on Thursday released seven Palestinian security prisoners who live in East Jerusalem, despite initial concerns that this could be seen as Israeli acceptance of Palestinian political claims to the disputed sector. In the West Bank, meanwhile, Israeli troops dragged dozens of young Israelis from a hilltop where they had set up a new settlement outpost to block the land from being handed over to Palestinians. About 30 settlers were detained.
May 13, 1998 |
An Arab man was stabbed to death in a Jewish neighborhood of East Jerusalem early today, the first fatal incident in a series of similar attacks against Arabs, police said. A Jerusalem police spokesman said the attack in the religious Jewish neighborhood of Beit Yisrael may have been carried out by the same person who has stabbed five other Arabs in the nearby Mea Shearim neighborhood in recent months.
October 8, 1990 |
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir announced plans Sunday for a major new housing project in East Jerusalem, underlining his government's contention that, despite longstanding objections from Washington, the annexed Arab-populated part of the city is forever Israel's and not subject to negotiation. The announcement came on the heels of a decision by the Bush Administration to provide guarantees for a $400-million loan to construct housing for new Soviet immigrants to Israel.
March 17, 1990 |
In a strongly worded attack, Senate Democratic Leader George J. Mitchell accused President Bush on Friday of a "heavy-handed blunder" that contributed to the downfall of the Israeli government when he raised the issue of East Jerusalem's future status. "His remarks have contributed to the recent political crisis in Israel and have cast doubt upon America's intentions and role in promoting peace in the Middle East," Mitchell (D-Me.) said in a statement.
January 15, 2006 |
On Saladin Street, the main commercial thoroughfare in Palestinian-dominated East Jerusalem, an odd election ritual takes place almost every night. Moving swiftly and stealthily, young Palestinian men affix campaign posters to concrete walls and the metal awnings of closed shops. And the next morning, Israeli police tear them down. The upcoming Palestinian parliamentary election, scheduled to take place Jan.
March 15, 2010
Aweek later, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is still apologizing for the timing of his government's announcement of plans to build 1,600 housing units in the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood of East Jerusalem. But Netanyahu is missing the point: The problem isn't the timing of the announcement, which came during Vice President Joe Biden's trip to renew peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. It's the plan itself, under which Israel intends to build housing for Jews on land that was captured from Jordan in the 1967 Middle East war and subsequently annexed to Israel.
October 19, 1990 |
Israel will continue to expand settlements in annexed districts of Jerusalem, as well as in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, despite persistent objections from Washington, Israel's Foreign Minister David Levy said Thursday in a letter to Secretary of State James A. Baker III. The letter is expected to renew the friction that appeared to have receded with recent pledges by Israel to alter its settlement policies.
February 13, 2008 |
Israel on Tuesday unveiled plans to build 1,120 apartments for Jews in East Jerusalem, a move Palestinians called a setback for U.S.-backed peace negotiations. The announcement by Housing Minister Zeev Boim appeared to be aimed at placating the Shas religious party, which had vowed to quit the coalition government if it conceded anything to the Palestinians on Jerusalem. Shas had criticized a government freeze on approval of new Jewish housing projects in territory claimed by the Palestinians.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1997 |
Nothing can ruin the sensitive process of reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians faster than attempts to build new Jewish settlements or to change the status quo in Jerusalem. Settlements and Jerusalem are two of the five unresolved issues that were to be addressed in final status talks to begin later this month.