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Monday, December 28, 2009

White House opposes new Jerusalem-area construction | Reuters

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"The White House called on Monday for Israel to halt construction of new homes for Jews in East Jerusalem and urged Israel and the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table as soon as possible...Barack Obama
'The United States opposes new Israeli construction in East Jerusalem,' White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said in a statement....Israel announced plans earlier on Monday to build nearly 700 new homes for Jews in areas of the occupied West Bank it considers part of Jerusalem, a city it has excluded from a limited moratorium on settlement construction.

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