The US and France have denounced a new Israeli plan expanding settlement activity in occupied Palestinian land. An official said that new construction projects would be approved before Israel considers a settlement freeze sought by Washington.
An Israeli official has confirmed Israeli media reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to approve new settlement construction before considering a freeze. This comes despite US calls for a halt on settlements.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met his British counterpart, Gordon Brown, in London to discuss efforts to revive dormant Middle East peace talks. Netanyahu will also meet US President Obama's Middle East envoy George Mitchell.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet British counterpart Gordon Brown Tuesday as efforts gain pace to relaunch the dormant Middle East peace process. He will also meet President Obama's Middle East envoy George Mitchell.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in London on a four-day European tour amid international pressure over Israeli settlements. He is also expected to meet British and German leaders to discuss Iran's nuclear ambitions.
A plan for a new Jewish settlement in Israeli-annexed Arab Jerusalem has been submitted for approval, the Haaretza newspaper reported Sunday. This comes despite US calls to freeze all settlement activity on occupied Palestinian land.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged in comments aired by public radio that he will never evict Jewish settlers from occupied Palestinian land, as Israel - under Ariel Sharon - did in 2005 in the Gaza Strip.