Housing Construction in East Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel. 23rd January, 2017. Housing construction is ongoing on the eastern slopes of Ramot, or Ramot Alon, in East Jerusalem, on territory considered by the international community a settlement beyond the 1949 'green line' armistice agreement with Jordan. Just one day after the inauguration of U.S. Pres. Trump, Jerusalem municipal officials on Sunday approved construction plans for 566 additional Jewish homes in East Jerusalem, plans that had been postponed in the wake of a UN Security Council resolution 2334 in December 2016 and until Trump took office. Trump pledged strong support for Israel and vowed during his campaign to recognize Jerusalem as the country's capital despite the city's contested status.