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November 1, 2011 4:22 pm

Jerusalem Construction Accelerated Following UNESCO Vote

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YNet – The forum of top eight ministers on Tuesday concluded its meeting on Israel’s response to the accession of the Palestinian Authority into UNESCO.

Following the meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the government to expedite the construction of some 2,000 housing units in Jerusalem, Gush Etzion and Ma’ale Adumim – all areas that he said would remain within Israel’s territory as part of any future arrangement with the Palestinians.

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