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High Court rejects petitions against controversial Jerusalem cable car

Sue Surkes is The Times of Israel's environment reporter.

The planned cable car to Jerusalem's Old City. (Screenshot/Emek Shaveh)
The planned cable car to Jerusalem's Old City. (Screenshot/Emek Shaveh)

The High Court of Justice has rejected rejects four petitions against a controversial plan to build a cable car to Jerusalem’s historic Old City, ending the legal route for those who are opposed.

Writing on behalf of a three-judge bench, Yosef Elron says today that the court’s job is to intervene in planning decisions only if they can be proved to have been defective and that the planners made the decisions on the basis of irrelevant considerations or acted beyond their briefs.

This was not the case with the planning of the cable car.

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