Not New, but News, Israel Approves More Settlements

Yasmeen Serhan – The Atlantic:

The Israeli government approved Tuesday the construction of 2,500 settlement homes in the West Bank. The move comes two days after the Jerusalem City Council approved 566 housing units in East Jerusalem, which the Palestinians claim as their future capital …

Stand-off, marked occasionally by extreme violence, appears the preferred mode of life among both the Israelis and Palestinians.

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