Middle East Jerusalem home buyers find leftist ideals cost a bedroom or two

Homes in Jewish neighborhoods in East Jerusalem, built on land captured in the 1967 Israeli-Arab war, are far less expensive than in the western half of the city, drawing many buyers. But not all.

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As the Sabbath winds down in the neighborhood of Har Homa, the playgrounds buzz with the shrieks and laughter of children. Gripping onto their tyke bikes, they rumble down the concentric circles of perfectly paved roads with brightly painted curbs and beautiful gardens.