Olmert: Settlement Construction in Area E-1 Is 'Slap in the Face' of Obama

Former PM says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is the best partner Israel has had for peace, yet failed to accept the 'most far-reaching and daring plan ever proposed.'

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert criticized Saturday the decision to go forward with construction plans in Area E-1, which connects Jerusalem and Ma'aleh Adumim, describing it as a "slap in the face" of U.S. President Barack Obama.