Israel Aims to Strengthen United Jerusalem with Better City Services

(Washington Post) Ruth Eglash - A recent effort by Israel seeks to improve living conditions in eastern Jerusalem and better integrate the Arab population. In the past three years, the Israeli government has designated nearly $50 million to upgrade waste and sewage systems as well as enhancing transportation and adding classrooms. There has also been a push for more Arab schools to adopt the Israeli curriculum, including Hebrew instruction. Meanwhile, there has been an increase in eastern Jerusalem residents obtaining Israeli citizenship, including 1,200 last year, the most ever, according to Israel's Interior Ministry. A Hebrew study program for Arab adults opened its first class in 2018 and has expanded to 10 more classes for 200 people.

2020-02-17 00:00:00

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