Amid Israel-Europe Diplomatic Crisis Israel Pushing Ahead With New Settlement Plans, Despite World Pressure

Higher Planning Council meeting Wednesday to deliberate plans for 3,400 new homes in the E-1 corridor between Ma'aleh Adumim and Jerusalem; construction plans have led to unprecedented diplomatic tensions between Israel and European states.

The Higher Planning Council of the Israel Defense Forces' Civil Administration in the West Bank met Wednesday morning to push ahead with plans to construct 3,400 new homes in the E-1 corridor between Ma'ale Adumim and Jerusalem, despite the international pressure on Israel to reverse the decision.