Netanyahu faces embarrassment in U.S. over new Jerusalem building plan – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

New embarrassment threatened to cast a cloud over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s latest U.S. trip Monday as Israeli authorities approved construction of over 1,000 Jewish homes beyond the Green Line in Jerusalem.

Ruth Yosef, who chairs the Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee, published over the weekend details of a program that will allow 930 housing units to be built in the Har Homa C area, with another 48 units in Har Homa B.

An additional 320 units are planned for Ramot, also beyond the Green Line.

The Interior Ministry responded to the latest reports of settlement building by saying that the program’s details were published in accordance with the law and were approved long before they were published

via Netanyahu faces embarrassment in U.S. over new Jerusalem building plan – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.

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