Massive Central Israel Development Plan Stalls Over Opposition

Opposition from political, environmental groups keeps TMA 35 program on ice

For the second time this year, a plan to increase the land available for housing construction in central Israel has been postponed. The plan, entitled TMA 35, is meant to implement changes touted and promised by Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Housing Minister Uri Ariel, but is stuck in the planning phase and facing opposition from various political factions and environmentalists....