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Israel Approves Plans for New Homes in West Bank Settlements

Israel on Wednesday approved plans for hundreds of new housing units for Jewish settlers in the West Bank, Israeli media reported, prompting a swift condemnation from the White House. The development underscored that Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem has continued to move forward during a more than two-year freeze in Mideast peace efforts. The international community regards settlements as a key obstacle to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,...

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