Israel approved on Tuesday a plan for 1,100 new homes in East Jerusalem, prompting condemnation from the Palestinian Authority, who argue that settlement activity hampers efforts to resume the peace process.
AP – Israel’s government on Tuesday granted the go-ahead for construction of 1,100 new housing units in occupied east Jerusalem, raising already heightened tensions fueled by last week’s Palestinian move to seek U.N. membership.
A bid for Palestinian statehood
- Israel advances plans for 1,292 West Bank settler homes
- US, Israel withdraw from 'biased' UNESCO
- Women march to Jerusalem to ask for peace
- One night only: Gazans head to the cinema for first time in 30 years
- Jordan's King Abdullah II visits West Bank in trip seen as message
- Israeli soldier who killed wounded Palestinian attacker loses appeal
- Israel removes more security measures at Jerusalem holy site
- France’s Macron calls for new Mideast peace talks based on two-state solution
- Israel reopens Jerusalem mosques after attack
- Israel outraged as Hebron added to UNESCO World Heritage list
Date created : 2011-09-27