October 31, 2013

1,500 Units To Be Added In Settlement, Israel Says

JERUSALEM — The Israeli government announced Wednesday that it had given final approval for 1,500 new apartments in a particularly contentious Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem and moved forward on plans for a controversial park and tourism center here, prompting Palestinian accusations that it is not taking the Washington-brokered peace talks seriously.

The construction approvals were an expected attempt to appease Israeli politicians and citizens.. Read more.

NY Times

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