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Paving the way to an indivisible Jerusalem: Bimkom in the news

Bimkom staff-member Sari Kronish was quoted in the article about the problematics of some of the new roads being paved in Jerusalem. Read the article here  

Bimkom’s work in Issawiya in the Jerusalem Post

Bimkom has helped residents of Issawiya object to a plan for a National Park that “will deprive them of the ability to develop the neighborhood, as a large portion of the proposed park is to be located on their land.” Read more about Issawiya and about the use of National Parks to limit Palestinian development.

Invisible Neighbours

Haaretz editorial February 17th 2013.  The (Jewish) residents of Nofit wish their Bedouin neighbours would disappear. The Hawaled clan just want to improve their lifestyle. Read more here

Social Justice for Residents of Vulnerable Neighborhoods

On Februrary 10th, Bimkom along with residents in the working class neighborhood of Kiryat Yovel in Jerusalem will submit its objection to the Municipality’s plan to raze the existing low-density buildings and replace them with high-density towers on Zionism Street. This plan of raze and rebuild, known as pinui-buinui, is a government initiative which seeks to transfer … read more

Bimkom Responds to Government Recommendations for the Unrecognized Villages

Even in recognized villages residents cannot obtain building permits, and construction is considered illegal (including long-standing buildings and necessary services) . Infrastructure and services for basic needs are either altogether absent or substandard. Public services are severely lacking: the number of schools and classrooms is insufficient, there are very few kindergartens, despite the large number … read more

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East Jerusalem: Planning workshops for women

This year, Bimkom completed a successful round of planning workshops for East Jerusalem Palestinian women, which both exposed our planning team to the specific needs of the women in the public space (such as the need for public bathrooms and cross walks in front of schools) and empowered the women with knowledge about planning and … read more

Otherwise occupied / Chronicle of a demolition foretold

Bimkom social anthropologist Shuli Hartman wrote an expert opinion to the High Court against the destruction of the West Bank Palestinian village Zanuta, which is quoted in this article. Haaretz: July 30 2012 Time is running out for Zanuta, yet another Palestinian village that Israel is threatening to obliterate. Read the article here

The Dark Side of Greening Jerusalem

The International: Septemeber 19 2012 According to Palestinian and planning activists, Israeli authorities are abusing the pretext of archeological excavation to strengthen the case for park expansion. They say that when completed, the parks will form a kind of green belt around the eastern parts of Jerusalem, further severing it from the West Bank. Although … read more

Israel issues 6 stop-work orders in Bethlehem village

Ma’an News Agency: October 17 2012 From 2000 to 2007, the Civil Administration approved 5 percent of the applications for building permits submitted by Palestinians in Area C. The total number of building permits issued to Palestinians during these seven years was 91, an average of 13 building permits per annum, reports Bimkom. Read the … read more