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The Jerusalem District Planning and Construction Committee approved on Monday the construction of a new visitors’ center at the City of David National Park in Silwan.
As part of this decision, Israel Nature and Parks Authority representatives this morning razed a complex built by Silwan residents that included a playground, community center and cafe.
“The plan is an example of outstanding architecture that will contribute to the development of the national park and create public space that befits the location within the site and the city, as well as address the needs of the million and a half annual visitors to the national park,” the Ministry of Interior’s announcement stated.
On the other hand, Silwan residents and left-wing organizations that support them vehemently objected to the building which they claimed bolstered the process of Judaization of the village and strengthened the Elad organization’s hold on the place.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
And this is why nobody sane wants peace with Israel.
You cannot reason with a government who thinks they are the master race chosen by God.
What we should do is cut all relations and put sanctions on them like the Iranian regime or the Syrian regime. Cut all exports and imports from them... from the government, not the people.
Israel is no democracy, it's a theocracy. Iran's theocracy might be insane, but at least they don't think they are God chosen like Netanyahu and his ilk think they are.
“This is one of the most important projects in Jerusalem in recent generations. It would be impossible to find a serious archeologist with a bad word to say about the conduct of the excavations,” said Baruch.