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Israel's Supreme Court rejected an appeal from local Arab residents who had claimed some of the land belonged to them. Upon completion, the neighborhood will boast 480 apartments.
The land and the home belonged to Jews who lived there before the 1948 War of Independence, but as is the case in many other eastern Jerusalem homes, Arabs took control of the Jewish properties after harming the Jewish owners who fled in invading Jordanian Legion.
In 2014, White House spokesman Josh Earnest described the new, legal occupants of Kfar HaShiloah as individuals "whose agenda, by definition, stokes tensions between Israelis and Palestinians."
Avigail Shlesinger, 81, will never forget the day Jerusalem was liberated, 46 years ago.