The new plan for 1,600 housing units in Ramat Shlomo

The regional committee for planning and construction approved the depositing of a new plan for some 1,600 housing units in East Jerusalem, at the Jewish neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo.
Initiated by the Israel Land Authority, the plan (no. 11085) allowed origionally the construction of 1,400 housing units, and the committee confirmed adding another 200 small housing units for obtainable housing for the poor – a total of 1,600.
The plan is to expand the build-up area to the south and west.

This is not the final approval of the plan, and it still needs to be deposited for public objections, and then after hearings and modifications to be approved and validated. Only after a long process, which should take at least 2 years, could the bulldozers start the construction.

Prime Minister Netanyahu should be held responsible to the diplomatic crisis that might torpedo the talks. Even if it was true that the approval of the plan accidentally coincided with Vice President Biden’s visit, still, Netanyahu did not take the required actions in order to make sure that the plan is not promoted, especially when it is a plan which is initiated by a governmental organ, the ILA, and not by private initiators. Had Netanyahu truly wanted to promote the talks, he would have prevented any provocation in Jerusalem.
see here.

6 Responses to The new plan for 1,600 housing units in Ramat Shlomo

  1. […] Ramat Shlomo Plan no. 11085 for some 1,600 housing units was approved for depositing on 9/3/10. See details here. […]

  2. LaughingAllTheWayToTheWestBank says:

    Surely you realize that Ramat Shlomo is a frum neighborhood. And like any authentically frum neighborhood, it naturally grows and grows and grows. Frum society is the exact opposite of the sceloric, suicidal, ugly nature of arab and liberal society.

    I know liberals and arabs hate frum Jews, but that’s just too bad.

    I acknowledge that it is disconcerting to supremacist arabs when they see their city overrun by kafir. (so sad, too bad 🙂

    I further realize that liberals are saddened by the implosion of their patron, the Soviet Union, and the rise of an Jerusalem where the frum have autonomy to decide on their lifestyle. (ha ha! Stupid liberals! :-))

    But too bad, little arab Eichmanns. And their liberal enablers. The frum are here to stay! 😛

    “v’lirushalayim ircha brachamim tashuv”

  3. […] the very best, the Israeli announcement of building 1,600 housing units in East Jerusalem during Biden’s visit was bad timing. The fact Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has failed to respond officially […]

  4. Devin Weiss says:

    Barack Obama’s book, “The Audacity of Hope,” has a catchy title. It has a taste of bravery mixed with full confidence. You’ll find nothing Pollyanna regarding this. I might not exactly support every part he tells, but he’s our president, and then for me, he inspires confidence. Which could do more for just a country than any volume of backroom deals. Hope gives us energy, and energy sustains us through trying times. Boy, we’ve had them. I’m from West Texas, and I did not vote for Bush. When McCain ran against Obama, I was a citizen of Arizona, but I gave audacious hope a chance. The fight for progress and laying the foundations of prosperity is just not over. I have seen the quips of those who don’t believe Obama can do it. But step back a second. Would anyone have most of us fail just to tarnish the star of an incumbent for whom they did not vote? Trying to keep our priorities straight, let’s work together with this president and build our future.

  5. […] of new housing units to be built in disputed East Jerusalem. As most people will recall, that announcement by the Regional Planning Committee set off a deep crisis in American-Israeli relations, which continued into the Obama-Netanyahu […]

  6. Ebert Alves says:

    The current moves are unhelpful, coming at a time when the goal must be to build trust to support political negotiations.

    Ebert Alves

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