sweis, in itself the improvement of a bus stops is a positive fact. By "rosiness" I meant the nebula of representations of Israel's historical or divine fulfilment, which make certain Westerners freeze in awe in front of the finally replaced bus stop, while s/he would simply attribute such improvement in NY to the diligence of the City Hall or to the commercial expedience of the bus company. Incidentally, in my PhD thesis I work on Ben-Yehuda street area. This is a totally unique area in the history of Israel's and Jerusalem's making, and until me there was not even minor study made on it. No one in Jerusalem Iriya knows even the name of the architect of this major and even today central urban scheme of 1922, traceable to Herzl's utopia Altneuland. The urban historiography for decades scrutinized the Zionist Bauhaus & garden cities instead, for those reflect more progressive, emblematic side of Zionist project.
High Court: Illegal West Bank homes to be demolished (Haaretz)
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