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Netanyahu Gives Green Light to New West Bank Settlements

Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu gave the go-ahead Wednesday for the immediate construction of 300 housing units in the West Bank and plans for 500 more in East Jerusalem, angering the United States and European Union. Netanyahu authorized the construction in the Beit El settlement after Israel's Supreme Court refused to overturn an earlier order to demolish two unfinished apartment houses built on the settlement illegally by right-wing Jews. The prime minister said he...

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