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[Video] Channel Ten News: Construction starts at Shepherd Hotel settlement compound in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem

Transcript follows video.

This comes on the day of the publication of the Jerusalem Municipality Master Plan, with plans for expansion of settlement enclaves across the city. Last night, riots broke out in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan as settlers, backed by Border Police, moved to evict Palestinians from a structure used as a mosque.

Israel began today building at the Shepherd Hotel in East Jerusalem

Channel Ten TV News, June 27 2010 20:31

Yaacov Elon: Very quietly Israel began construction of a new neighborhood in the Shepherd Hotel complex in East Jerusalem. Our correspondent Roi Sharon joins us directly from there. You can hear the construction sounds in the background. What’s happening there, Roi?

Roi Sharon: Work ended here this afternoon at the Shepherd Hotel in Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem. Work began this morning, the construction that has already caused several diplomatic crises between Jerusalem and Washington, materialized this morning when the construction team arrived here with a micro fine drill and began the work. The story of this hotel begins in 1985, when the American Jewish millionaire Irving Moskowitz bought the compound and asked the Jerusalem municipality for permission to build here. The city planning and construction committee held the plans up for years and exactly a year ago the committee decided to give Moskowitz a permit to build 20 housing units here plus an underground parking lot. As soon as the decision became known a diplomatic crisis broke out between Jerusalem and Washington, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking Israel immediately to cancel the building permits. This morning the construction work began and now we shall see whether the work goes on as planned and whether we can expect a new diplomatic crisis.

Yaacov Elon: construction at Sheikh Jarrah. Thank you Roi Sharon.

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  1. June 28, 2010 at 16:36

    Great information, thanks!

  2. July 4, 2010 at 20:42

    Just to know: is “settlement compound” a translation or an editorial comment by the translator?

    • July 5, 2010 at 06:01

      Just to know: Did you watch the video?

  3. July 5, 2010 at 06:09

    Yes. The location is not referred to as a “settlement” (hitnachalut) but as a neighborhood, or as a compound (mitcham). You could have written “underground shopping mall” just as easily or 20 apartment complex.

    So, I guess the headline was editorializing and not a translation.

    Why did I have to pull teeth?

    • July 5, 2010 at 08:32

      Ah, your problem is with the headline (if you had made that clear in the first comment you “would not have to pull teeth.” Well: (1) s headline is always an editor’s prerogative; (2) said compound is beyond the 1967 border; (3) I constantly hear settler voices saying their “settlement identity” should not be hidden.

  4. July 5, 2010 at 08:37

    The term “settlement compound” only appears in the headline. That was clear to me, at least. As for “identity” and you listening to “voices”, (a) I prefer the term “community” instead of “settlement” and “revenant” or simply “resident” to “settler” and hope you permit me my identity; (b) is Hadassah Hospital a “settlement”? (c) are Arab localities in Israel “settlements”?

    It can get complicated.

    • July 5, 2010 at 08:39

      “Mityashvim” (Makor Rishon standard) = “Settlers”

  5. July 5, 2010 at 08:56

    Ah. So Rivka Alper’s book, “HaMitnachalim BaHar” on Motza, Levy Eshkol’s book, “B’chavlei Hitachalut” and Yosef Weitz’s book, “Hitnachaluteinu b’tkufat HaSa’ar” equalize the pioneering enterprise of pre-state, pre-67 and post-67 Zionism in redeeming the Land. That’s good. We’re all in this together. In Arab eyes, all we have done on both sides of the Green Line is “settlement” and that’s bad in their opinion.

    I await your answers then to (b) and (c).

    • July 5, 2010 at 09:01

      Settler, settlements etc. (should answer all your questions): Used in Coteret to denote Israelis beyond 1967 border. This is not extraordinary. In fact, it is the term used in many right-wing Israeli publications.

      Thread closed. Go fishing somewhere else.

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