Subscribe Register Login

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 3:42 p.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

U.S. slams Israel on new settlement plan

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 3, 2012 at 11:57 a.m.

— The Obama administration is harshly criticizing its top Mideast ally Israel over new settlement construction plans.

The State Department said Monday that the plans are “especially damaging” to prospects for a resumption in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and run counter to longstanding U.S. policy.

Israel on Friday announced that it would move ahead on plans to build 3,000 settler homes in the West Bank and east Jerusalem on territory the Palestinians claim as theirs to punish the Palestinians for winning U.N. recognition. It also said it would begin planning work for a chunk of land east of Jerusalem known as E1, where construction would end hopes for an eventual Palestinian state to be contiguous.

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said both sides should stop taking actions that hurt peace efforts.

Comments on: U.S. slams Israel on new settlement plan

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Outside sales

    - Whit Davis Lumber Co. Must have residential construction ...
    JACKSONVILLE, AR

  • Cmt

    certified medical tech () for East Memphis based practice. M...
    WEST MEMPHIS, AR

  • Instructors

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), located in...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Roller operators

    James Construction Group Now hiring for the following crafts...
    Jacksonville, AR

  • Agriculture

    agricultureliuzza Produce Farm, Inc., Tickfaw, LA is now hir...
    HAMMOND, LA

Search 882 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online