U.S. gave Israel green light for East Jerusalem construction – Haaretz – Israel News

But while the U.S. may be papering over the rift for now, Western diplomats said the bill will come due once the talks with the PA begin assuming they do. The U.S. has already said it will submit bridging proposals of its own during these talks, and its anger and frustration over the Ramat Shlomo incident are likely to make it far more sympathetic to the Palestinians’ positions, the diplomats said.For instance, Netanyahu wants security issues to top the talks’ agenda, an Israeli source said. But the Palestinians want the first issue to be borders, including in Jerusalem.

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