Israel Gives Final Go-ahead for 800 More Homes in East Jerusalem

Palestinians to decide whether to attend Wednesday's scheduled negotiating session; sources say Abbas leaning toward continuing talks.

Israel's Interior Ministry gave final approval on Monday to a plan to build 890 new apartments in Gilo, a settlement neighborhood beyond the Green Line in southern Jerusalem, just one day before Palestinian leadership is slated to make a final decision on whether to attend Wednesday’s scheduled negotiating session.