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Israel Approves New Jewish Settlements

An Israeli official said Tuesday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the marketing of land for 454 houses in two Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem. The project has been frozen for several years to avoid angering Israel's Western allies. One of the settlements is Ramat Shlomo which is in land the Palestinians want as part of a future state. The Palestinian Authority condemns Israeli construction plans as illegal and aimed strictly at stopping an independent...

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