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Bibi Blinks on Greater Jerusalem Bill; July 1 - Oct 30 EJ Settlements Chronology

Special note from Danny Seidemann: Below we present a detailed chronology of recent settlement-related developments in Jerusalem. As will be clear to anyone reading this timeline (and already clear to anyone reading the news), the situation is grave. However, it is imperative to note that the latest development, Netanyahu’s last minute decision to cancel a vote on the “Greater Jerusalem Law,” is worthy of special scrutiny.

This legislative initiative concerning Greater Jerusalem is likely deferred, not abandoned. In the absence of constant vigilance and continued engagement, the legislation will no doubt be back, sooner rather than later. That said, the removal of the Greater Jerusalem bill from the October 29 agenda is one of the few occasions in recent memory when an increasingly defiant Netanyahu has backed down from such a controversial move. While we had warned of this bill for months, there were only four days warning about the bill coming to a vote - and only four days for concerned voices to engage on the issue. It may never be known what precisely were the factors that convinced Netanyahu to remove the bill from the agenda. What is clear is that during those four short days, international engagement, from the US and others - and largely below the radar, without a public clash with Netanyahu - played a decisive role. The lesson to be drawn from this is that engagement matters, and that focused, coherent efforts in this regard are not  futile.


Setting the Scene

The intensity of the government initiatives in Jerusalem in the last four months is unprecedented, whether in regard to the scope and implications of the settlements announcements, to the nature of the legislative initiatives, or to the political assault against all those daring to challenge the occupation and the government narrative in Jerusalem.

We have reported on these developments as they emerged. Looking at all these initiatives together, along a timeline, sheds light on the coherence and determination of the governmental actions in Jerusalem. Understood together, it is clear that all aim at a single, shared goal: to irreversibly erase the ability to implement the two-state solution in Jerusalem and its environs. They all share, too, an additional, corollary goal: to delegitimize and quash those in Israel who are sounding the alert - both domestically and internationally - about these initiatives and the devastating implications they have for the future.

The past two weeks have seen this trend come to a head, with historic, dangerous developments related both to new settlement activity and plans, as well as with new and deeply worrying developments on the political front. To fully grasp what is happening, it is not enough to merely describe or sound the alarm about these latest developments. Rather, the importance of these developments can only be fully understood in the context of the developments of the past four months - as presented in the timeline below.


Timeline of East Jerusalem-Related Settlement Developments:

1 July - 30 October 2017


July 4: The Regional Planning committee approved 948 units in Pisgat Zeev (Town Plan 330530, for  250 units; Town Plan 330506, for 130 units; Town Plan 330498, for  210 units; Town Plan 317149, for 250 units; and Town Plan 330514, for 104 units. These plans provide for a nearly 2.5% increase in total units in this settlement, in the form of high-rise apartments. Details of the plans and explanation of their implications are here.

July 16: The Regional Planning Committee approved three settlement plans in Sheikh Jarrah (Town Plan 68858, to build a yeshiva; and Town Plans 14151 and 140249, involving the demolition of two Palestinian homes to be replaced by settler homes). These developments are unprecedented for this area, and are comparable - in terms of far-reaching implications and stark ramifications - to the moment when settlers first moved into Silwan in 1991. Details of the plans and explanation of their implications are here.

July 16: The Municipal Planning committee approved for public review (a final step in the approval process) another plan in Sheikh Jarrah (Town Plan 466699, for a multi-story, settler-controlled office bloc). Details of the plan and explanation of its implications are here.

July 17: The Regional Planning Committee approved 869 units in several large settlement neighborhoods, including: 270 units in Gilo (Town Plan 400812 - high-rise buildings), 244 in Ramot (Town Plans 291419 and 483354 - high-rise buildings), 214 in Neve Ya’acov (Town Plan 413658 - high-rise buildings), 116 additional unit in Pisgat Ze’ev (Town Plan 464859 - high-rise buildings), and 15 units in Har Homa (Town Plan 430848 ). Details of the plans and explanation of their implications are here.

July 31: The District Court awarded the title to three Old City properties belong to the Greek Orthodox Church (two hotels at Jaffa Gate and one property in Bab Hutta) to the Ateret Cohanim settlers. Details here.


August 29: Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu declared in a public address: “There will be no more uprooting of settlements in the land of Israel.”


September 4:  A Palestinian family (the Shamasnehs) was evicted from their home in Sheikh Jarrah, where they had been living since the mid-1960s. They were immediately replaced by settlers. The eviction was based on Israel’s law granting Jews a legal right of return to properties they owned in East Jerusalem before 1948 (no such right exists for Palestinians to properties in Israel). This is the first eviction of this nature in East Jerusalem in eight years. Details of the eviction and its implications for the Palestinian community living in the affected area of Sheikh Jarrah are here.


September 7: A new major traffic interchange was opened in the East Jerusalem settlement of Gilo was opened. The huge infrastructure project links settlements in the Etzion bloc (south of Jerusalem) to Tel Aviv, via a multi-lane highway.


September 24: Israel’s State Attorney notified the High Court that the Bedouin village of Khan al Ahmar, located in the area between Jerusalem and the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim, will be evacuated by mid-2018. The demolition (and forced transfer of the population) will make way for construction of the long-planned E-1. Details of the planned demolition/expulsion and its implications (including the fact that it will constitute a war crime) are here.

Late September: Netanyahu green lighted construction at the planned new settlement of Givat Hamatos, with tenders expected early 2018. Givat Hamatos is located between the East Jerusalem settlement neighborhood of Gilo and the West Bank city of Bethlehem. It will be the first new Israeli settlement neighborhood since construction commenced at Har Homa in the late 1990s. Moreover, it will result – for the first time since 1967 – in a Palestinian neighborhood of East Jerusalem being completely surrounded by Israeli construction - making a two-state agreement based on the Clinton Parameters – or principles like them – impossible Further background/analysis on this development can be found here.


October 3: Appearing at an event from from Maale Adumim, at a site overlooking E-1, Netanyahu announced that thousands of settlement units will soon be built in Maale Adumim. Analyses of this statement and its implications is here.


October 15:  Netanyahu announced plans for a parliamentary probe into foreign government funding of Israeli progressive civil society NGOs (i.e., those working on issues related to human rights and challenging the occupation/settlements).


October 16: Netanyahu announced support for legislation banning Breaking the Silence and other “anti-IDF” Israeli NGOs.

October 16: The Israeli government announced that the sealed, “segregated’ road between Hizmeh and Anata - part of the “Eastern Ring Road” - was to be opened soon. The road is designed to provide access into Jerusalem from the east for Israeli settlers, while channeling Palestinian traffic around/away from Jerusalem. The road is part of a bigger infrastructure plan that dovetails with plans for E-1. For details, see the excellent Peace Now analysis and map, here.

October 22: Netanyahu placed the Greater Jerusalem Law on the agenda of the 29 October Cabinet meeting, seeking its approval. This law would re-draw Jerusalem borders to annex settlements and adjacent lands reaching north to the outskirts of Ramallah, east nearly to Jericho, and south nearly to Hebron. It would also for all intents and purposes cut out Palestinian neighborhoods of Jerusalem located east of the separation barrier. Analysis of the implications of this initiative is here.  


October 24: The Jerusalem Municipality approved the construction of 176 new units in the East Jerusalem settlement enclave of Nof Tziyon, located in the Palestinian neighborhood of Jabel Mukkabir. We wrote about the implications of this plan here.


October 24: Israel’s Jerusalem Affairs Minister, Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) barred the Israeli NGO Emek Shaveh from giving guided tour in the Mamilla cemetery. Emek Shaveh is an Israeli NGO comprised of professional, non-ideological archeologists and experts who reject the politicization and radicalization of archeology in Jerusalem and offer an alternative narrative to that of the government-backed groups (primarily Elad) increasingly dominating/monopolizing archeology and how it is presented in the city.


October 24: The Ministry of Construction allocated  millions of shekels to plan10,000 new settlement units at what would be a massive new settlement located at the site of the disused Atarot airport (in Qalandia). If implemented, this would be the first new government-backed settlement in East Jerusalem since the late 1990s (unless Givat Hamatos is built first). Analysis of the plan is here.

October  24: Netanyahu publicly promised 800 million NIS for settlement roads/infrastructure.

October 25: Israeli Police closed down a Palestinian conference about the selling of Jerusalem properties to Jewish settlers, on the grounds that it was sponsored by the Palestinian Authority. Minister of Public Security, Gilad Erdan, stated: “I will continue to act vigorously in order to prevent any political foothold for the Palestinians in Jerusalem”.  

October 25: The Jerusalem Municipal Planning Committee put approval of plans for 500 new settlement units in Ramat Shlomo, and 200 in Ramot, on the agenda of its 1 November meeting. While the full details of these plans are not entirely clear, it appears likely that they refer to Town Plan 11094 on the northeastern flank of Ramat Shlomo (see our report on this plan), and Town Plan 483354, on Ramot's eastern flank. 

October 28: The proposed proposed Greater Jerusalem bill - due to be considered in the Cabinet's Ministerial Legislation Committee on Oct 29 (discussed above - see October 22) was taken off of the Committee’s agenda, reportedly due to “diplomatic considerations.” It is widely understood that Prime Minister Netanyahu decided to take the proposed law off the agenda was due to US pressure (despite the fact that Trump advisor Jason Greenblatt denied that Trump had criticized Netanyahu over the bill). The Committee had been expected to approve the bill, setting it up to go directly to the Knesset for its First Reading. The fact that Netanyahu decided to remove the initiative from the agenda clearly indicates that quiet international engagement can still produce at least some degree of restraint from Netanyahu.

October 29: With the Greater Jerusalem Bill stalled (for now), Jerusalem Affairs Elkin (Likud) announced his intention to push another Jerusalem-related bill -- one that would exclude from the municipality of Jerusalem Palestinian neighborhoods located beyond the separation wall  (like Kafr Aqab and the Shuafat Refugee Camp). Media report on the 29th indicated that Netanyahu would seek U.S. support for an approach like Elkin’s, if not specifically for Elkin’s bill. Analysis about this initiative can be found here.


What next?

  • Legislation: While the vote on the Greater Jerusalem bill was cancelled, there is every reason to be concerned that future progress on this bill remains likely, Moreover, In addition to Elkin’s bill, there is at least one other piece of pending, extremely problematic Jerusalem-related legislation. This is the “Super-Majority,” which seeks to amend Israel’s Basic Law to require a special majority of 80 votes (out of 120) for the transfer of sovereignty of any part of Jerusalem to a foreign entity. Initially being advanced by the Jewish Home Party, the initiative now enjoys the support of almost all of the coalition, most prominently that of Netanyahu himself. The amendment passed a Knesset first reading on July 26. Analysis about this initiative can be found here.

  • Displacement: On the day that the Shamasneh family was evicted from Sheikh Jarrah,  East Jerusalem settler leader Aryeh King, the head of the settlement organization known as the Israel Lands Fund (and now also a city councilman), promised more of the same, stating: “I expect more evictions this year of residents who refuse to recognize the Jewish owners of the properties where they are living. With the opening of the new National Insurance Institute nearby, the Nahalat Shimon [Shimon Hatzaddik] neighborhood is going to see a significant expansion of Jewish settlement, which residents of Jerusalem have waited for years to see.” Many families in the area are vulnerable to these government-backed settler efforts.

  • New Settlement Activity: Current and anticipated approvals - discussed above - open the door for settlement construction in virtually every part of East Jerusalem. Moreover, as we noted in our July 5 report, the Netanyahu government, in its zeal to cement Israeli control in East Jerusalem, has adopted substantially new settlement planning/construction policies, based on problematic modalities that will allow for a significant increase in the Israeli population in East Jerusalem, through means rejected in the past. These new policies - related to the location and type of new construction - are both clearly driven not by objective or rational urban planning considerations but rather by the calculus of national struggle, i.e., moving as many Jewish Israelis into East Jerusalem as possible, including deep into Palestinian neighborhoods (i.e., Sheikh Jarrah; Nof Tziyon in Jabel Mukkabir). This means that there is every reason to believe that there will be additional announcements of new settlement construction in East Jerusalem - plans that would never have been proposed, or even conceived of, in the past.

  • E-1. E-1. E-1.: As noted at the start of this report, the intensity of the government initiatives in Jerusalem in the last four months is unprecedented, whether in regard to the scope and implications of the settlements announcements, to the nature of the legislative initiatives, or to the political assault against all those daring to challenge the occupation and the government narrative in Jerusalem. With this in mind, and taking note of continued Israeli targeting of the Bedouin located east of Jerusalem, it is not alarmist to suggest that E-1 is likely higher on Netanyahu’s list of things he believe he might be able to get away with doing than at any time in the past.

29/2/2020 This is Not a Drill: Givat Hamatos,E-1, Har Homa and Atarot Settlement Announcements


7/2/2020 Jerusalem and the Deal of the Century


17/12/2019 Expansion of Nof Zion in the heart of Jabal Mukkaber


17/12/2019 Renewed effort to advance Atarot settlement


17/12/2019 The prospect of the approval of E-1 and the demolition of Khan al Ahmar has just become more serious


17/12/2019 Court decision suspending the sale of three church properties to the settlers


4/12/2019 The Baffling Siege of Issawiya


4/12/2019 Final approval of the Old City Aerial Cable Car plan


4/12/2019 B’selem report: A pick number of house demolitions in East Jerusalem in 2019


4/12/2019 Tensions in Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif: Cyclical, with a Difference


4/12/2019 The impact of Israel’s political crisis on potential developments in Jerusalem




6/8/2019 The Inauguration of Silwan Tunnel: Background and Ramifications


9/7/2019 Is Netanyahu Displaying Restraint? The Cases of Khan al Ahmar, Givat Hamatos and E-1


9/7/2019 Systemic collective punishment and severe clashes in Issawiya


9/7/2019 The Wadi Hummus demolitions: unlike anything witnessed to date


9/7/2019 Clashes on Temple Mount/Haram El Sharif at the end of Ramadan/Jerusalem Day


9/7/2019 Final ruling validates the lease of three properties to settlers group at the Jaffa Gate


3/4/2019 Bab al Rahme - Tensions continue


3/4/2019 Joint statement of Pope Francis and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI


3/4/2019 Political pressure to demolish Khan Al Ahmar


3/4/2019 Demolitions in Shuafat


3/4/2019 The Jerusalem municipality and Elad jointly advance the expansion of Elad’s activities in Abu Tor


3/4/2019 Opening of trade offices in Jerusalem


28/2/2019 Jerusalem & the 2019 Israeli Elections Campaign


28/1/2019 Opening of the Segregated Road in Greater Jerusalem: A Major Step Towards de facto Annexation of Area C


28/1/2019 Accelerating the Pace for Construction of E-2


28/1/2019 Imminent Eviction in Sheikh Jarrah: The Sabbagh Family


28/1/2019 The Jerusalem Aerial Cable Car: Plan Deposited for Public Review


21/12/2018 Reflections on Jerusalem, One Year After Trump Policy Shift


21/12/2018 Australia & The Perils of Recognition in Jerusalem


21/12/2018 Moving Embassies - Is Brazil Next?


21/12/2018 Bullying the World to Accept "Undivided Jerusalem" Mantra


21/12/2018 A New Jerusalem Compound for Foreign Embassies?


26/11/2018 The 2018 Jerusalem Municipal Elections: Highlights & Lessons


26/11/2018 The Closure of the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem


26/11/2018 A Pattern of New & Troubling Developments


17/10/2018 Elections in Jerusalem 2018: The Palestinian Dimension


11/9/2018 A Final Ruling on Khan Al-Ahmar: implications and next steps


11/9/2018 US Cuts Off Funding for East Jerusalem Hospitals


11/9/2018 Jerusalem Mayor Threatens to Expel UNRWA


11/9/2018 The High Holidays: Keeping a close eye on the Temple Mount


21/8/2018 Tenders published for 603 new units in Ramat Shlomo


21/8/2018 Temple Mt/Haram al Sharif: Jewish Visits - & Tensions - Increase


21/8/2018 Israeli Govt Opens Jewish “Heritage Center” in the heart of Silwan


21/8/2018 Khan Al Ahmar Update: Recent Developments


21/8/2018 Municipality Announces New Deal for 20k units in Jerusalem


17/7/2018 Major New Plans Approved for Pisgat Ze'ev


17/7/2018 Khan al-Ahmar Demolition Postponed


17/7/2018 Renewed Visits by MKs to the Temple Mt/Haram al-Sharif


17/7/2018 Continued Settler Efforts to Increase Construction in Silwan


20/6/2018 The Trump “Peace Plan” & Jerusalem


20/6/2018 The impact [so far] of the Transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem


20/6/2018 Updates: Khan al Ahmar, Temple Mt during Ramadan, Batan al Hawa/Silwan


3/5/2018 UNESCO’s Latest Jerusalem Resolution - Delayed & Dampened, by Consensus


29/4/2018 The Changing Status Quo on the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif - Trends & Implications


29/4/2018 US Embassy Opening - Where Things Stand & Implications


23/3/2018 The Israeli Government’s Creation of a Settler Realm in and around Jerusalem’s Old City


21/2/2018 Why Is Jerusalem Municipality Targeting UN & Churches for Taxes?


21/2/2018 The Site for the New U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem: What You Need to Know (So Far)


21/2/2018 A New Neighborhood to Expand the Footprint of the settlement of Gilo


21/2/2018 New Checkpoint Cuts off Al-Walajeh from Lands & Spring


19/1/2018 Trump’s Jerusalem Decision & Its Aftermath


19/1/2018 New Law to Prevent Future Compromise on Jerusalem


19/1/2018 Pressure Mounts to Advance Greater Jerusalem bill


19/1/2018 New bill to Revoke Residency of Jerusalem Palestinians


19/1/2018 Another JNF-Linked Eviction Looms in Silwan


19/1/2018 Disney-fication proceeds: Jerusalem Cable Car and Footbridge


19/1/2018 New Jerusalem “Trump Train Station”?


19/1/2018 Demolitions in East Jerusalem


19/1/2018 More Jews Going to the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif


14/12/2017 Trump's New Jerusalem Policy: Early Assessment


13/12/2017 Will Jerusalem Recognition Beget Sustained, Serious Violence? Too Soon to Say.


13/12/2017 Amendment to Jerusalem Basic Law Moves Forward


13/12/2017 Planned Demolitions in Kafr Aqab


13/12/2017 Historic Basin Cable Car Project Advances


13/12/2017 Another Jerusalem-Area Bedouin Community Under Threat


13/12/2017 Tightening the Noose Around Walajeh


30/10/2017 Bibi Blinks on Greater Jerusalem Bill; July 1 - Oct 30 EJ Settlements Chronology


3/10/2017 Imminent Threat: Green Light for Givat Hamatos


3/10/2017 Imminent Threat: Potential War Crime; de facto Annexation and New Settlement Construction (Ma’ale Adumim/E-1)


3/10/2017 Uptick is Settlement Displacements: Shamasneh Family Evicted


3/10/2017 Expansion of Nof Zion on the Agenda


10/8/2017 Netanyahu Unshackled: New and dangerous terms of engagement in Jerusalem


10/8/2017 The Latest Temple Mt/Haram al-Sharif Crisis: A Provisional Post-Mortem


10/8/2017 Pending Jerusalem Legislative Initiatives: Strategic Shifts in Current Status & Potential Political Future of Jerusalem


10/8/2017 East Jerusalem Settlements -- APPROVED


21/7/2017 Major New Crisis on the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif


21/7/2017 New Life for Major Settlement Plan to Connect Adam (West Bank) to EJ's Neve Yaacov


21/7/2017 Proposed Amendment of Jerusalem Basic Law


21/7/2017 UNESCO’s Resolution on Hebron


5/7/2017 The Settlement Floodgates Have Been Opened


5/6/2017 Trump Signs Waiver, Postponing Embassy Move


5/6/2017 Trump Visit & Jerusalem Day: Before, During, & After


5/6/2017 Cabinet Approves Projects for Old City, Historic Basin, & East Jerusalem (Inside the Barrier)


5/6/2017 Jordan's Growing Discontent with Israeli Provocations Over the Temple Mount/al-Haram al-Sharif


5/6/2017 Danny Seidemann in Haaretz: Trump Exposed the Fantasy of Netanyahu's 'Undivided Jerusalem'


5/5/2017 URGENT/BREAKING NEWS: Imminent Tenders for Givat Hamatos


5/5/2017 Imminent Announcements: Atarot & Ramat Shlomo


5/5/2017 New Settler “Visitors’ Center” in Ras El Amud


5/5/2017 The New UNESCO Resolution & Jerusalem


28/3/2017 Working Toward a New US-Israel Understanding on Settlements


28/3/2017 Tensions Growing [again] Focused on Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif


28/3/2017 Palestinian Residency Rights: Important Court Ruling


24/2/2017 Limiting Settlement Construction to the "Blocs" - Implications for Jerusalem


24/2/2017 To Move, or Not to Move (the Embassy), That is the Question


24/2/2017 Paving the way for annexation?


24/2/2017 Work Starting on Eastern Ring Road?


24/1/2017 East Jerusalem Settlement Activity & the Onset of the Trump Era: What to Watch


5/1/2017 Moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem: A Hard Look at the Arguments & Implications


14/12/2016 Update on Israeli Govt-Proposed Law to Muzzle Muslim Call to Prayer


14/12/2016 Rumors & Lobbying Around Possible US Embassy Relocation to Jerusalem


14/12/2016 Netanyahu Rejects Police Recommendations to Tweak Temple Mt Status Quo


14/12/2016 Batan al-Hawa - New B'tselem Report on Settler Activities


14/12/2016 Final Approval of Gilo Expansion - 770 New Units (Mordot Gilo South)


30/11/2016 Insights/analysis on UNESCO resolutions on the Old City & its Walls


30/11/2016 Re: Reported Demolitions at Jerusalem's Bab Al-Rahma Cemetery


30/11/2016 Plan to Connect Tel Aviv to the Western Wall


30/11/2016 2016 Jewish High Holidays: Record number of Jewish visitors on Temple Mount/Haram El Sharif


28/11/2016 The American Role: Interregnum & Post-January 20, 2016


28/11/2016 Ban on Mosque Morning Call to Prayer


28/11/2016 Turning Jeruasalem Palestinians into “Human Shields” Against Outpost Evacuations


28/11/2016 Announcement of Construction Plan in Mordot Gilo


28/11/2016 OCHA report: 180 Palestinian households at risks of eviction in East Jerusalem


28/11/2016 Approval of 500 units in Ramat Shlomo


28/11/2016 State Comptroller’s Report on Elad


30/9/2016 On the Eve of the New Year – A Different & Dangerous Jerusalem


15/8/2016 Government Actively Advancing E-2


15/8/2016 Back in the Headlines: Plans for 2500 Units South of Gilo


15/8/2016 Tisha B'Av Incitement Re: The Temple Mount


15/8/2016 Deepening the Occupation in East Jerusalem


5/8/2016 Settlement Announcements - July 2016


5/8/2016 The Uptick in East Jerusalem Demolitions


5/8/2016 Israeli Govt: "The Mt of Olives will be Reinforced as a Visitors' Site"


5/8/2016 Ma'ale Adumim Annexation bill


8/7/2016 Full Analysis of the Latest East Jerusalem Announcements/Approvals


28/6/2016 A new settlement enclave in Silwan – Batan al Hawa


28/6/2016 ?The end of quiet on the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif


28/6/2016 The Wrong Way to Divide Jerusalem


3/6/2016 Proposed Annexation of Maale Adumim


3/6/2016 East Jerusalem: Emerging Patterns


2/6/2016 Keeping a Close Eye on the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif


22/1/2016 Church Attacked (Again) in Jerusalem


22/1/2016 Herzog proposes De-Annexing Some Parts of East Jerusalem


30/12/2015 Revealed in Newly-Released Documents: Massive Planning Advancing for Settlements


29/12/2015 Understanding "Status Quo" on the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif


9/11/2015 What's Been Going On in Jerusalem? Danny Seidemann Analysis


9/11/2015 What's Going On? Senior IDF Officials Weigh In.


9/11/2015 Recent East Jerusalem Settlement Developments


9/11/2015 East Jerusalem Security Situation - by the numbers


9/11/2015 EJ Security Situation - Plans to Revoke Palestinians' Residency?


9/11/2015 EJ Security Situation - Security Measures on the Ground


9/11/2015 EJ Security Situation - Home Demolitions


22/9/2015 Jerusalem & the Temple Mount: A New Dangerous Escalation


13/8/2015 Imminent New Settlement Enclave in Silwan


13/8/2015 E. Jerusalem (partial) Settlement Freeze May Soon Defrost


13/8/2015 Troubling Developments on the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif


22/5/2015 What We Can Learn from Jerusalem Day 2015


22/5/2015 Latest Settlement Tenders in East Jerusalem - Ramat Shlomo & Givat Zeev


22/5/2015 ?E-1 Looming


22/5/2015 East Jerusalem Simmers


29/4/2015 New & Recycled East Jerusalem Settlement Tenders


29/4/2015 High Court Rules on Absentee Property Law in Jerusalem


29/4/2015 Good News: IDF Colleges NOT Moving to Mount of Olives; Holy Basin Cable Car Plan Stalled


29/4/2015 Approval (but only sort of) of New Palestinian Construction in East Jerusalem


29/4/2015 Some Palestinian Cars Allowed in East Jerusalem


29/4/2015 Palestinian Security Forces (not really) allowed in East Jerusalem


14/1/2015 East Jerusalem at the Beginning of 2015: Things to Watch


3/11/2014 Attempted Assassination Raises the Stakes at the Temple Mount


3/11/2014 Reasons Behind Escalating Temple Mount Crisis


3/11/2014 Bibi's New Settlement Initiative - Ramat Shlomo & Har Homa


3/11/2014 More Settler Takeovers in Another Part of Silwan


2/10/2014 Netanyahu Cannot Evade Responsibility for Givat Hamatos Approval & Silwan Takeovers


1/10/2014 Breaking & Urgent News: Givat Hamatos Approved


30/9/2014 Major Development: In Overnight Operation, Settlers Take Over Multiple Buildings in Silwan


18/9/2014 Specter of E-1 Raised by Plan to Relocate Bedouin


18/9/2014 Looming Crisis in East Jerusalem - Givat Hamatos


17/9/2014 East Jerusalem Clashes Continue


9/9/2014 East Jerusalem Aflame


4/9/2014 The Real Story about those new units "approved" for Palestinians in East Jerusalem


26/8/2014 Gilo Tenders Awarded, but (for now) EJ Settlement Freeze Continues


19/5/2014 Jerusalem Settlements - The (Proximate, Contributing) Cause of the Collapse


19/5/2014 Post-Collapse - De Facto Freeze in East Jerusalem, But the Lull Won’t Last


19/5/2014 Are We Sliding Toward Religious War? A Brief Survey of Key Jerusalem Developments/Trends


5/3/2014 Framework Language and Jerusalem: Gimmicks Are NOT the Answer


5/3/2014 New Israeli Yeshiva Downtown Sheikh Jarrah


5/3/2014 Playing with Fire, Part 2: Elad Set to Gain Control of Area Adjacent to the Temple Mt/Haram al Sharif


5/3/2014 Playing with Fire, Part 1: Debating the Status Quo on the Temple Mount


3/3/2014 Demolition orders in E-1


9/1/2014 New Seidemann Op-Ed in the Guardian: The myth of an undivided Jerusalem is collapsing under its own weight


12/12/2013 Danny Seidemann Injured by Stone-Thrower - Condition Update & Comment


12/12/2013 East Jerusalem Settlements since the Resumption of Talks: the Facts & their Implications


12/12/2013 The [Apparent] Re-Emergence of the “Greater Jerusalem” Gimmick


12/12/2013 Post-Script: Those Planning Tenders for 24,000 New Settlement Units


27/8/2013 Ramat Shlomo Back in the Headlines


27/8/2013 Funding Approved for Settler-Run Projects in Silwan and Jebel Mukabber


27/8/2013 Three Palestinians Killed by Israeli Forces in Qalandia RC


27/8/2013 ?Uptick in East Jerusalem Home Demolitions


19/8/2013 Pyromaniacs Target the Temple Mount


19/8/2013 Jerusalem Residency Concerns Resurface


19/8/2013 New Pro-Settlement Guidelines on Absentee Property Law


19/8/2013 A U.S. Court Rules on Jerusalem


16/8/2013 Timeline/details of Recent Jerusalem-Related Settlement Developments


16/8/2013 Bibi, Settlements & Peace Talks -- Analysis


13/6/2013 The A-Zayyem/Mount of Olives Interchange, Plan 14049


13/6/2013 Tenders Awarded for Ramot Expansion, Additional Tenders for Mordot Gilo


13/6/2013 Everything You Need to Know About Jerusalem & the Absentee Property Law


7/5/2013 The IDF Colleges on the Mt. of Olives Off the Agenda, Again


7/5/2013 Plans Published for Old City Cable Car


7/5/2013 Sharansky Plan Hits a Wall, no pun intended


7/5/2013 The Wall/Barrier vs. Cremisan & Beit Jala


5/5/2013 Spatial Shaping in J'lem Continues with Opening of Route 20


24/4/2013 Concerns about Proposed “Solution” to Women’s Prayer Issue at the Western Wall


22/4/2013 The Politics of Waste Treatment in East Jerusalem


15/4/2013 Fifty New Units in East Talpiot


14/1/2013 E-1/Bab ash-Shams: What Happened, What it Means, What Next


28/12/2012 Mordot Gilo South - APPROVED


19/12/2012 Givat Hamatos APPROVED - What it Means


17/12/2012 Breaking News - Approvals this week - Ramat Shlomo & Givat Hamatos


5/12/2012 The E-1 Crisis...This Is Not a Drill


6/11/2012 More than 1200 New Tenders Issued for Pisgat Ze'ev and Ramot


31/10/2012 New Construction Approved in Har Homa


30/10/2012 New East Jerusalem Settlement Construction Approved - East Talpiot units for Israeli Security Personnel


24/10/2012 Mordot Gilo Construction Approved


24/10/2012 Plans for IDF Colleges on Mt. of Olives Deposited for Public Review & Explanation of Location


24/10/2012 Taking the Garbage to East Jerusalem


24/10/2012 Is the Palestinian Population of East Jerusalem Becoming More Israeli -- No


24/10/2012 Pisgat Zeev in the News


18/10/2012 Crisis Brewing on the Temple Mount


17/9/2012 Jerusalem, Netanyahu and the two-state solution


16/9/2012 Issue to watch: East Jerusalem Home Demolitions


16/9/2012 Attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem – Sign of the “Hebronization” of the City


16/9/2012 Jerusalem in the Headlines: Ras al-Amud, Temple Mount, the Barrier, Elad, & Har Homa


15/9/2012 Jerusalem: Political Football in U.S. Presidential Race


14/9/2012 In Memorium: Our Friend, Chris Stevens


2/7/2012 New Tenders Published for East Jerusalem Settlement Construction


2/7/2012 Plans for New IDF War College on the Mt. of Olives Approved for Public Review


11/6/2012 Settlement Surge Continues on Jerusalem's Southern Flank


8/5/2012 Arab VIPs Start Coming to Jerusalem


7/5/2012 Givat Hamatos – Nearing the Point-of-No-Return


7/5/2012 IDF College on the Mt. of Olives – Moving Forward


7/5/2012 Kidmat Tzion – Municipal Approval Anticipated Soon


7/5/2012 Mughrabi Ramp – Some Good News


6/5/2012 Beit Hanina Settlement Effort Continues


10/4/2012 Late Winter Freeze in East Jerusalem turns to Spring Thaw


8/4/2012 Kidmat Tziyon Settlement Scheme to be Expedited


8/4/2012 New East Jerusalem “Park” Soon to get Final Approval


8/4/2012 New Settlement in Beit Hanina?


8/4/2012 Israeli High Court Rejects Shepherd’s Hotel Appeal


14/3/2012 Will Arab & Muslim Leaders Start Coming to Jerusalem?


14/3/2012 A Major East Jerusalem Settlement Plan Comes Back to Life


14/3/2012 Spotlight on Jewish Access to the Temple Mount


14/3/2012 Volatility in Silwan: Mini-Intifada Continues, Cave-Ins, and New Settler Plans


9/1/2012 The Ongoing Settlement Surge in East Jerusalem


9/1/2012 The Mughrabi Gate Saga - Update


10/12/2011 Barkat Tries to Force Mughrabi Ramp Demolition


9/12/2011 Approval of Mount Scopus "Park" Proceeds


13/10/2011 Approval for New Israeli Settlement at Givat Hamatos Proceeds


12/10/2011 New Pisgat Ze'ev Building Permits


28/9/2011 New Settlement Approval issued for Gilo - Plan 13261


11/8/2011 More Jerusalem Settlement Approvals: Ramat Shlomo, Pisgat Zeev, Givat Hamatos


10/8/2011 Yet Another Har Homa Plan Approved (No. 12825) - Public Buildings, 50 Units


5/8/2011 Har Homa C Plan 10310 (app. 983 units) Approved


9/7/2011 Jerusalem Municipal "Approval" of Mordot Gilo Plan


9/7/2011 Meretz Rejoins Municipal Coalition - Separate Portfolios for EJ Settlers and Palestinians


20/6/2011 The Ramat Shlomo House Extension Plans


10/6/2011 Committee for Acceleration of (EJ) Construction to Convene on June 14


24/5/2011 Netanyahu Approves East Jerusalem Construction Hours Before Obama Address


24/5/2011 Barkat Trying to Force Netanyahu's Hand on Mughrabi Ramp


12/5/2011 The Non-Existent Court Decision on Bustan Demolitions


10/5/2011 New East Jerusalem Settlements Update


9/5/2011 US Supreme Court to Hear Jerusalem Status Case


21/4/2011 Is There a De Facto Settlement Freeze in East Jerusalem? The Facts


18/4/2011 April Surge in East Jerusalem Construction Plans


18/4/2011 Mount Scopus Slopes Park Approved for Public Review


16/3/2011 Permit Issued for 14 Units at Ras el Amud Police Station


16/3/2011 Permit Issued for Mughrabi Ramp


17/10/2018 Jerusalem Elections 2018 - the Palestinian Dimension


29/7/2013 A Layman's Guide to Jerusalem House Demolitions
Daniel Seidemann


29/7/2013 A Laymen's Guide to the Planning Process in Jerusalem.pdf
Daniel Seidmann


20/3/2013 "Spatial Shaping", the Ross Agenda and a Partial Settlement Freeze
Daniel Seidmann


10/3/2013 Spatial Shaping - Unilaterally Determining Israel’s Base-Line Border
Daniel Seidmann


10/9/2012 NOREF Policy Brief August 2012 | By Daniel Seidemann
Daniel Seidemann


30/1/2012 East Jerusalem and the Imminent Demise of the Two-State Solution
Daniel Seidemann


7/11/2011 East Jerusalem Developments and Trends: 2006-2011
Daniel Seidemann


31/10/2011 The TJ Guide to the Planning and Construction Process in East Jerusalem - Oct. 2011
Daniel Seidemann


15/10/2011 Givat Hamatos/Mordot Gilo: New Settlement Schemes on Jerusalem's Southern Flank
Daniel Seidemann


12/8/2011 U.S. (non)-Recognition of Sovereignty in Jerusalem: A Consistent Policy, 1948 - 2011
Lara Friedman


1/8/2011 Hanging On By Our Fingernails
Daniel Seidemann


22/2/2011 Jerusalem Challenges the API
Daniel Seidemann


21/2/2011 East Jerusalem settlers and Israel's never-ending War of Independence
Daniel Seidemann


20/2/2011 The Two Jerusalems
D. Seidemann D.Rothem


19/2/2011 Jerusalem on the Brink
Daniel Seidemann


19/2/2011 A barely tolerated minority
Daniel Seidemann


17/2/2011 Redeeming Jerusalem by truth, not hollow slogans
Daniel Seidemann


16/2/2011 Jerusalem, settlements, and the "everybody knows" fallacy
Lara Friedman - Daniel Seidemann


15/2/2011 Blogposts
Lara Friedman