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Israel Backs Off Housing Project at Jerusalem’s Atarot Airport Site Amid Us Pressure

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-backs-off-controversial-east-jerusalem-housing-project-amid-us-pressure/

From: Times of Israel

Israel informed Biden administration officials on Thursday that it has shelved a controversial plan to advance a massive housing project in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Atarot following pushback from Washington, a senior Israeli official confirmed to The Times of Israel.

The project, which received preliminary approval from Jerusalem’s local municipal planning committee earlier this week, would see 9,000 housing units for ultra-Orthodox Jews built on the abandoned site of the former Atarot Airport.

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