Tag Archive for Gilo

U.S. State Department condemns new home construction in Jerusalem


State Department reiterated condescendingly saying White House is strongly opposed to “settlement activity,” in response to Israel’s approval of new home construction in Jerusalem’s Gilo neighborhood.

By Elad Benari


The State Department on Wednesday issued a scathing condemnation of Israel after it issued building permits for 181 new homes in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo, located in the southern part of the city.

Jerusalem spokeswoman Brachie Sprung said plans in Gilo were first approved in 2012 and that Wednesday’s approvals were for “technical details of plot distribution,” reported The Associated Press.

Contrary to US, EU & UN opinions, Jerusalem is not a 'settlement'

Contrary to US, EU & UN opinions, Jerusalem is not a ‘settlement’

She said more detailed building permits will be required before the units are built. Continue Reading »

181 new housing units approved for Jerusalem’s Gilo neighborhood

City of Jerusalem is set to approve the postponed construction plans of more than 181 housing units in Jerusalem’s southern neighborhood of Gilo, which has so far been postponed due to pressure from the Obama White House.

Arutz Sheva Staff


The city of Jerusalem will approve new construction projects in areas located beyond the “Green Line”, including 181 new housing units in the neighborhood of Gilo in the southern part of the city, Channel 2 News revealed on Wednesday.

Har Homa neighbour in Jerusalem, – Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

According to the report, the new projects will be approved by the subcommittee for building permits in the city of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Israel outs US settlement construction criticism as bogus


Israel’s Foreign Ministry condemns the US’s claim that building homes for Jewish families undermines chances of peace as ‘factually baseless.’

By i24news


The Israeli Foreign Ministry on Friday rejected US State Department criticism of Israel’s construction over the Green Line as “factually baseless.”

The Israeli settlement of is seen behind the Jewish state’s controversial separation barrier in a picture taken from the West Bank city of Bethlehem, on August 24, 2009 – Photo: MUSA AL-SHAER/AFP/FILE

The United States slammed as “provocative” Israeli plans to build hundreds of new settlement homes in east Jerusalem, saying they seriously undermined the prospect of peace with the Palestinians. Continue Reading »

Approval granted, Gilo gets 1,200 new housing units

Despite int’l criticism, new building plans in Gilo, Jerusalem’s southern neighborhood, just beyond ‘Green Line’ approved.

Interior and Housing ministries ready to offer construction tenders.

By Noam (Dabul) Dvir


The Interior Ministry announced Monday that the Jerusalem District Zoning Committee has decided to promote the construction of 1,200 housing units in the capital’s Gilo neighborhood.

Gilo is located in south Jerusalem, beyond the Green Line.

The decision followed a hearing on several objections filed against the plan – some by Gilo residents.

The Interior and Housing ministries said that once the final approval is given, construction tenders for the area will be issued. Continue Reading »