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US Pressure forces halt to E.Jerusalem building

Israel 'quietly halts construction of controversial settlements in East Jerusalem after pressure from US'

By Matthew Kalman
Last updated at 8:40 PM on 26th April 2010

Israel has quietly halted construction of controversial settlements in East Jerusalem at the behest of America, it has been claimed.

Settlement building in the contested Israeli capital caused a diplomatic spat last month when plans for new erections were unveiled during a trip to the country by US Vice President Joe Biden.

The announcement caused a fall-out between the two countries and led President Obama to 'snub' Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a return visit to Washington.
Diplomatic spat: Benjamin Netanyahu meets with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden last month after Barack Obama refused to be photographed with the Israeli Prime Minister

Diplomatic spat: Benjamin Netanyahu meets with


Added: Apr-28-2010 
By: angloirishcad
Middle East
Tags: Middle East, Palestine, Israel, Islam, Terrorism, Christianity, Muslim, war, peace, conflict, christian, jew, jewish
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  • And we were told that Bibi would 'defy American pressure' Lol!

    He knows who his boss is, and we all know it. Good to see that Israel breaks under a bit of pressure

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    • Just more half truths, innuendo and conjecture

      The term BS is often and aptly applied in these instances

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    • HAhahahahahahaha
      What ever you want to think!
      Hate to tell you, but i have seen with my own eyes that the building in East Jerusalem is still going on....i was up there a few days ago.

      Now read your article a bit more carefully.

      Mayor Nir Barkat said that he was pushing ahead with a master plan to increase the population of Jerusalem, both Israeli and Arab, from its current 800,000 to a million in the next 20 years.
      He said he had not been asked to freeze any plans for Jewis More..

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    • Why all this laughing ...they mayor is breaking the law and it ruining chances for peace. haha haha :sarcastic:

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    • Its a bit worrying isn't it, sounds like one of those al-qaeda videos

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    • More reposts of the same comment. I see where the BS need be applied.

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