If you want to be honest, it was not too long ago when Jew3s were forbidden to buy land in places like Greenwich, Connecticut, or Coral Gables, Florida, to name just a few cities which were "restricted" And Jews are now forbidden to build in Israel. The man was told to submit plans to get a building permit. That is customary in all towns. (I had to get a building permit to upgrade the electrical connections in a house I already own. And then the work had to be done by a licensed electrician and approved by a city building inspector.
Israeli ambassador to U.K.: Elements of left 'in denial' about 'disease' of anti-Semitism (Haaretz)
from the article: Jewish town won't let Arab build home on his own land