Construction workers prepare a new housing development in the Jewish neighborhood of Har Homa in East Jerusalem on Monday.
One step forward ... well, you know the rest. Although a new round of peace talks signaled a much-needed, if tentative, show of progress in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, those negotiations have already hit a big bump over Israel’s construction activities in East Jerusalem. —KA
AP via Google News:
Israel said Monday it has no intention of halting construction of Jewish housing in hotly contested east Jerusalem, a first sign of trouble for newly launched U.S.-mediated peace talks.
Palestinians accused Israel of undermining trust and urged President Barack Obama to intervene.