Israel to Approve Flurry of West Bank Building –

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will approve the construction of hundreds of new housing units in Israeli settlements in the West Bank in the coming days as a prelude to a building freeze of six to nine months aimed at restarting peace talks with the Palestinians, senior Israeli officials said on Friday.The plan is an attempt to ease pressure on Mr. Netanyahu from within his own Likud Party,

The new units will be in addition to 2,500 units under construction. All will be in the West Bank. The officials said Jerusalem would remain unaffected by the expected construction moratorium.

via The New York Times


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