Israel unveiled plans Friday for more than 1,800 new settler homes, apparently to get Washington to abandon its Middle East peace drive.
Israel Unveils 1,800 Settler Homes After Kerry Visit
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January 11, 2014

Via AFP:

Israel unveiled plans Friday for more than 1,800 new settler homes in a move the Palestinians said was aimed at forcing Washington to abandon its Middle East peace drive.

The announcement triggered concerns in Washington and at the United Nations, and came just days after US Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up his latest visit to the region as part of tireless efforts to coax Israel and the Palestinians towards an elusive peace deal.

The settlement move was widely believed to be an Israeli response to the release 10 days ago of a third batch of veteran Palestinian prisoners in acc...

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