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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Rory McCarthy, "Jerusalem's mayor defends demolition of houses in Arab area," Guardian, April 23, 2009.

Israel's mayor of Jerusalem defended the demolition of houses in the Arab east of the city today and insisted Jerusalem could not be a future capital of a Palestinian state.

Nir Barkat, a secular businessman elected as mayor five months ago, rejected international criticism of demolitions and planning policy in east Jerusalem as "misinformation" and "Palestinian spin".

  "The discrimination here is more than ideological."
Meir Margalit
Opposition city councilor

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