Homes would not be built "Illegally" if Israel was fair in tendering buildilng permits. A bit of a moot point since the Palestinians and the rest of the civilized do not recognize Israeli sovereignty over East Jerusalem. Israel's motives are clear: do whatever required to derail the peace process....
UN: At least 1,332 Iraqis killed by violence in July (AP)
from the article: U.S. warns Israel, Palestinians: Avoid inflammatory actions in Jerusalem