The public amenities like municipal park are determined by master plan (or Taba, in Israel). The so called master plan for Jerusalem 2000 is not yet in effect and . What "decades ago" are you talking about? There were many urban schemes, all partial and blatantly reflecting the geopolitical and demographic interests of the State. To start with, "In US" the building permit and urban planning policy cannot be so discriminatory. I've lived in East Jerusalem for years. My street was less than 100 m away from the "Jewish" part. There was never an asphalt paved in this street. It never had a name nor have buildings ever had numbers. No light at night. Weekly garbage collection (in 40°C!), one waste container for the neighborhood of few hundred souls. Do you want me to tell you about the "Jewish" part of the same neighborhood? I lived there for three years too.
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