Arabs and Jews have equal access to building permits, pay the same costs, and experience the same waiting period to get approvals. Some in both groups sidestep the law and build illegally, then face removal - just as in Boston or any other city with zoning laws.
Carroll also neglects to mention concerted Arab efforts to alter Jerusalems demographic and housing realities. Natan Sharansky, then minister of housing, reported in 2002 that at least 40,000 housing units had been built with Saudi money for political purposes.
Casting Israel as the heavy while ignoring Palestinian activity in Jerusalem may suit an ideological preference, but its inconsistent with the realities.
Executive director Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America