Work Begins on New Jerusalem Light Rail Extension to Serve Jews and Arabs

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By Nadav Shragai.. The new light rail line will run from Gilo on the southern side of the city, via the Hebrew University Givat Ram campus and will terminate on Mount Scopus. It will serve the Jewish population, as well as the Arab residents of Beit Safafa, Issawiya, and Wadi Joz. A French court rejected an appeal by a Palestinian group that claimed that the light rail project is in violation of international law. There is wide international interest in the project from European and Chinese companies seeking to operate the “Green Line” tender. [The term “green line” does not refer to the unofficial name given to 1949 Armistice line.] [Photo top right: Map of the Jerusalem Municipality’s projected Red and Green lines].  While the debate over the political status of Jerusalem grows more volatile and the United States prepares to transfer its embassy to the city, the area continues to speak its own language. Apart from the controversy over the city’s future, further layers in the fabric of shared life and coexistence between Jews and Arab continue to be spun. The most recent, significant development in this area concerns Jerusalem’s light rail project.

Map of the Jerusalem Municipality’s projected Red and Green lines

Over the past few days, work has begun on the infrastructure necessary for the construction of the Jerusalem light rail service’s new “Green Line” in the areas of Mount Scopus, Sheikh Jarrah, and the Patt Junction.2 This will be the light rail’s second line, which, like its predecessor, will serve the Jewish and Arab populations. Both the first stop and the terminus of the line are points that were added to the city of Jerusalem when it was reunited in 1967: Mount Scopus in the north and the neighborhood of Gilo in the south. Read the full story.

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