Begin with East Jerusalem settlements (suburbs) which Israel will - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 28.12.09 | 16:48 (IST)

    retain after final peace agreement, otherwise we'll have this interruption of construction in these areas which it seems Israel insists on continuing rather than waiting to finalize the borders between the two states. If there's consensus that there'll be a sharing of the capital, why leave the ambiguity of its development last? The Palestinians have given former PM Ehud Olmert indications during their discussions that approx. 17 settlements in the West Bank will likely be annexed by Israel, therefore the suburbs of Jerusalem can also be addressed as there seems to be a need to continue construction in these regions.

    from the article: U.S.: Israel plan to build in East Jerusalem harms peace process
    First published 09:48 28.12.09 | Last updated 22:31 28.12.09
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