Israel’s Housing Minister pushes massive building plans for Jerusalem


Israel is advancing proposals for 25,000 housing units in the capital, including large construction projects in eastern Jerusalem, Pisgat Zeev and Gilo.

By David Rosenberg


Israel is planning a series of housing projects in the capital, amounting to one of the largest waves of construction in Jerusalem in recent years.

Ahead of President Trump’s expected visit to Israel in May, the Housing and Construction Ministry has proposed the construction of some 25,000 new housing units in Jerusalem, including more than 15,000 in neighborhoods liberated in the 1967 Six Day War.

According to the proposed plan, 10,000 new units would be built in the capital’s western neighborhoods, along with 15,000 in neighbohoods built after 1967, including Pisgat Zeev and Gilo.

Har Homa neighborhood in Jerusalem, – Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The four billion shekel ($1.1 billion) building plan is being pushed by Housing Minister Yoav Galant (Kulanu).

The Housing Ministry is currently looking to reach an overarching agreement with the Jerusalem Municipality for the implementation of the plan, which could be approved as early as May.


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