has created an international storm because generally VP Joe Biden has honestly articulated his positions with regards to the Middle East, eg. condemning the building announcement while visiting Israel, and this perhaps has surprised many people even though the construction (if it will continue) is off by several years. Now compare how he emphatically spoke and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton...completely different. The talks should continue nevertheless.
from the article: U.S. gave Israel green light for East Jerusalem construction