Land and planning

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2009-08-13
On 5 August 2009, Adalah sent an urgent letter to the Director of the Israel Land Administration (ILA) and Jewish National Fund (JNF) officials in the south of Israel demanding that they...
2009-08-03
The new land reform law is wide ranging in scope: it institutes broad land privatization; permits land exchanges between the State and the Jewish National Fund (Keren Kayemet Le-Israel)...
The Knesset Economic Committee recently considered the issue of the Israel Land Administration reform, and approved a draft law on the subject. The draft law, inter alia, institutes a regime of...
The new Israel Land Administration (ILA) legislation, which is currently being debated in the Knesset in the framework of the Economic Arrangements Law for 2009-2010, seeks to implement...
2008-09-29
Supreme Court of Israel held a hearing on petitions filed by Adalah; by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel; and by the Tel Aviv University Law Clinic with Mossawa demanding the cancellation...
During its last term, the Knesset’s debated a “marathon” of racist laws before retiring for the Passover holidays, after having fulfilled its national obligations to the utmost degree. On 29...
On 14 May 1948, the city of Jaffa fell; of the close to 100,000 Palestinians who had lived in the city until that time, less than 4,000 remained. The people of Jaffa were congregated into the Al...
2007-10-30
On 15 October 2007, the Northern District Planning and Building Committee issued its decision regarding objections filed by Adalah in August 2006 on behalf of 16 Arab farmers from around the...
2007-10-28
On 21 October 2007, Adalah filed a petition to the Haifa District Court on behalf of 24 people from Daliyat al-Carmel demanding the cancellation of the master plan for a “National Park and Har...
2007-09-27
The Supreme Court approved the proposal made by the JNF and the Attorney General's Office to delay further deliberations on the petition for three months in order to allow them to reach a final...
The Israeli planning system adopted the Zionist ideology that perceives Jewish settlement throughout the state as a supreme goal, which also has the practical purpose of achieving geopolitical...
In September 2005, the Sub-Committee on Planning Principles, under the auspices of the National Council for Planning and Building, approved the “Wine Route” Plan. The plan authorizes the...
In December 2000, just prior to the start of his term as Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon published an article in the journal Land entitled, “Land as an Economic Tool for Developing Infrastructure...
National planning in Israel, as articulated and mapped by a range of national master plans, contributes significantly to shaping the country’s character, spaces, economy and environment....
2005-11-30
On 10 October 2005, the Israel Lands Administration (ILA) decided to include all Arab villages in the Galilee and the North of Israel in its Decision No. 897, which awards discounts of up to 50% on...
2005-06-28
On 18 June 2005, Adalah sent a letter to Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and the Attorney General (AG) Menachem Mazuz, calling on them to reject the Gadish Committee's recommendations to...
In a pharmacy on Jaffa Street, an elderly man named Fakhri Jedai spoke of his family’s home that was built one hundred and fifty years ago, his father’s pharmacy which became a meeting ground...
2005-04-27
On 26 April 2005, Adalah sent a letter to the General Director of the Israel Lands Administration (ILA), Mr. Yaacov Efrati, demanding the cancellation of the ILA's Decision No. 1015 entitled,...