Open your eyes and see the fires burning in Afghanistan, Egypt, Syria, Bahrain, Libya and Lebanon, whilst Israel’s economic development marches forward relentlessly. While Jerusalem is on track to becoming a world city as the principal hub of tourism to the Middle East and Damascus, both Cairo and Beirut are crippled and simply unable to respond. In competitive terms, it’s as if all of Apple’s iPhones and Google’s Androids ceased operating just when Nokia began to produce their best products.
The highest planning committee of Israel's Civil Administration has submitted a plan to build 3,000 apartments in a controversial area outside of Jerusalem.
On Tuesday, the committee confirmed that it would now hear objections to the proposed construction in the E1 corridor connecting Jerusalem to the large Maale Adumim settlement, an area which the Palestinians say is necessary to keep the borders of a Palestinian state contiguous.