Elad: National Building C’ttee member had conflict of interest in Kedem Center vote

One week after the National Building and Planning Committee ordered Elad to reduce the size of its planned Kedem Center in Silwan, the right-wing NGO on Monday said that a member of the committee previously signed a petition condemning Elad’s excavations in east Jerusalem.

According to Elad’s (Ir David Foundation) director of international Affairs, Ze’ev Orenstein, the restrictive ruling – which passed by a single vote – was approved by Yaron Turel, an architect who supported the British organization Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine.

The petition in question, sent from the left-wing group, and signed by Turel in February of 2011, sought to name the Palestinian village of Lifta, located outside of Jerusalem, a UNESCO Heritage Site.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Elad-National-Building-Cttee-member-had-conflict-of-interest-in-Kedem-Center-vote-406105

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