Israel is to press ahead with the planned construction of 2,610 settler homes in annexed east Jerusalem, a watchdog said Wednesday, angering Palestinian leaders and prompting US President Barack Obama to express concern.
US Vice President Joe Biden was meeting with Palestinian leaders on Wednesday as his bid to bolster new peace talks was marred by Israel`s approval of settlement expansion in east Jerusalem.
Israel is moving ahead with plans to build 486 apartments in east Jerusalem, despite US efforts to halt Israeli construction there and in the West Bank.
Day in Pics: 23rd November
Showbiz World - November 23, 2014
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