The USA said that if they see that one side is obstructing the peace process then they will call it as they see it, and lay the blame where it belongs. Joe: "I condemn the decision by the government of Israel to advance planning for new housing units in East Jerusalem," Give Joe his due: he is as good as his word. BTW, am I right in thinking that this is the very first time a senior member of the Obama Administration has uttered the word "condemn" in a sentence that contains the word "Israel"? Can anyone find any other instance where those two words have passed the lips of an Obama official?
UN: Satellite images show Temple of Bel in Syria 'destroyed' (AP)
from the article: Biden: East Jerusalem plan undermines peace talks