The area outside the inner red line and inside the outer red line is Eastern Yerushalayim, the areas liberated in the Six Day War. Many large Jewish neighborhoods have been established in Eastern Yerushalayim since 1967, including: Gilo, East Talpiot, Har Homa, French Hill, Ramat Eshkol, Ramat Shlomo, Ramot, Pisgat Zeev and Neve Yaakov. Today some 200,000 Jews live in Eastern Yerushalayim alone, equal in number to the Arab population in this same area.
At present there are renewed Jewish neighborhoods under development in the inner core of Eastern Yerushalayim, outside the Old City, among them the City of David, Beit Orot atop Har Hazeitim, Maale Hazeitim (Ras El Amud), Musrara and adjacent to the tomb of Shimon Hatsaddik. With only a small number of Jews populating this area, Historic Yerushalayim is in danger of being re-divided, if not through politics then by the facts on the ground. Only a strong permanent Jewish presence in this area will prevent future damage. Yeshivat Beit Orot, located atop the Mount of Olives, is at the forefront of these pioneering development efforts in the area.
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