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November 13, 2013 9:28 am

Netanyahu Orders Housing Minister to ‘Reconsider’ Major Settlement Construction Plans

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Psagot settlement. Photo: Wikipedia.

Jerusalem Post – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu directed Construction and Housing Minister Uri Ariel to “reconsider” preliminary plans for some 24,000 housing units beyond the Green Line, saying the move would harm efforts to stop Iran’s nuclear program.

He said the announcement of the preliminary planning was without any statutory standing, would do nothing to promote settlement, and would only create an unnecessary conflict with the international community at a time when intensive efforts were under way to get an improved deal between the world powers and Iran.

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