U.S. "deeply disappointed" at Israeli housing plans
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Politico
by Laura Rozen - (Analysis) November 8, 2010 - 1:00am

The United States expressed deep disappointment over Israeli government plans to build 1,300 new housing units in contested East Jerusalem, the State Department said Monday. "We were deeply disappointed by the announcement of advanced planning for new housing units in sensitive areas of East Jerusalem," State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told journalists Monday. "It is counterproductive to our efforts to resume direct negotiations between the parties."

Israel Plans 1,000 Housing Units in East Jerusalem
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Isabel Kershner - November 8, 2010 - 1:00am

JERUSALEM — Israel has published plans for some 1,000 new housing units in a hotly contested area of Jerusalem, advancing the approval process at a delicate time when the United States is pressing Israel to renew a freeze in settlement construction and get stalled peace negotiations with the Palestinians back on track.

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