JERUSALEM (JTA) -- More than 1,600 leaked Palestinian documents about the peace process with Israel reveal thatnegotiators were willing to turn over nearly all the Jewish neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem, and accept a shared authority of the Temple Mount.
The documents were leaked to the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera network, which shared them with Britain's The Guardian newspaper. They began appearing in the two media outlets on Sunday night.
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Work on the construction of a Jewish housing project at the site of the Shepherd Hotel in eastern Jerusalem resumed following the dismissal of a halt work injunction.
An Interior Ministry appeals committee said Wednesday that work could continue on the site after rejecting a complaint filed Sunday with the Jerusalem municipal building committee by The Muslim Committee, a new nongovernmental organization that describes itself as seeking to preserve Muslim sites in Israel. Work was ordered stopped after the complaint was filed, pending Wednesday's hearing.
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- More Palestinian Arabs living in eastern Jerusalem would prefer to retain their Israeli citizenship after a two-state solution is reached than live in Palestine, a new study found.
Some 35 percent of Palestinian Arabs questioned chose Israeli citizenship, 30 percent chose Palestinian citizenship and 35 percent declined to answer when asked their preferences for citizenship after a two-state solution is reached, according to a newly released survey conducted by Pechter Middle East Polls in partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations.
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Construction began on apartment buildings in eastern Jerusalem for married students attending a nearby yeshiva.
Work clearing the land for the three buildings for Yeshivat Beit Orot, funded by American businessman Irving Moskowitz, began Wednesday. The 24 apartments on the Mount of Olives Ridge will be located a short walk from the Hebrew University campus.