Spearheaded by city councillor Aryeh King, right wingers had tried to thwart Jewish owners’ decision to sell to building’s longtime residents.
Plan for nine-story building in predominantly Arab neighborhood passed by overwhelming majority.
City had been pushing plan for Jewish learning center in East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah despite objections from its own experts and likely opposition both internationally and at home.
Judges rule against 79-year-old Ayoub Shamasneh and his family, who have been living in a tiny Sheikh Jarrah home for decades, 'with heavy heart.'
The Shamasna family appealed a ruling that called for their eviction from the Sheikh Jarrah home that had been living in for decades; Supreme Court offers compromise in which family stays in the home but has to pay higher rent.
Activists to demonstrate Friday ahead of Supreme Court's hearing of a Palestinian family's appeal against its eviction.
Protesters were demonstrating against Jewish takeover of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem.
Off-duty IDF trooper says beaten after disclosing he was a soldier, claims assailants fled to the nearby Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem.
In recent weeks the commanders of the Shalem police station, in East Jerusalem, have been holding meetings on the implications for the neighborhood of what has become known as the "September events."