Group claims Israel pushing ahead with east Jerusalem construction as talks with Palestinians falter

CBS/AP report: A settlement watchdog group says Israel is pushing forward with plans to build more than 700 homes in a Jewish enclave of east Jerusalem.

The move could present another obstacle in the deeply troubled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Hagit Ofran from Peace Now says Israel renewed a call for contractor bids to build the homes this week.

Ofran said Wednesday that Israel’s reissuing of 708 tenders was meant to “make problems” in the faltering Israeli-Palestinian talks. [Continue reading…]

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1 thought on “Group claims Israel pushing ahead with east Jerusalem construction as talks with Palestinians falter

  1. Norman

    If this isn’t the time to cut the umbilical cord with Israel, I don’t know when it will ever be.

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