"Building anywhere in Jerusalem is difficult, but for an actual Israeli Arab or Jew this can be done by Filing The Correct Papers with the Correct people and paying the necessery fees, but of course these persons do not do this, though they do build at their own convenience and usually badly. -Efox Listen. As an architect who worked in both parts of Jerusalem for few years and who saw this subject scrutinized in Israeli academia, I can tell you that the fact of impossibility of obtaining a construction permit for a public-scale building in E.Jerusalem is a fact of trivial banality even for laymen Jewish Jerusalemites of the area. The permits are simply not issued. Well, unless you are some moskowitz erecting a submachine-gun mounted City of David compound in the middle of Silwan valley (unfortunately I worked at such project too). E.Jer. having politically different status, even the usual in obtaining permits bakshish is unthinkable. Sure, not for Ateret Cohanim emmisaries.
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