ban-mind your own business - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • joe
    • 24.06.10 | 10:13 (IDT)

    it is the right of the jerusalem city hall to plan and advance various projects in the city. even if the un or others do not recongnize silwan as part of israeli jerusalem, still there is presently no other authority to deal with this part of the city. if the un would not mind the city hall to pave a new road or build a new sewage system, then it should also shut up when a new park is being built there. the legality of the issue will be determined by the court, if there is a formal complain. i presume, that ban or various intl organizations that condemn every step of the j-m city hall would not themselves be interested in running this part of the city. given the un record in running things, the silwan residents will be better off if the present situation will remain for awhile

    from the article: UN urges Israel to rethink East Jerusalem construction plans
    First published 09:36 24.06.10 | Last updated 09:36 24.06.10
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