Ashton: New J’lem construction hinders EU peace efforts

17.10.2011                      19.Tischrei. 5772                       Chol Hamo'ed 3


Ashton: New J'lem construction hinders EU peace efforts

Givat Hamatos project for 2,610 apartments in east Jerusalem includes expansion of Arab extension of Beit Safafa neighborhood.

The European Union on Sunday criticized Israeli plans to construct a new neighborhood in east Jerusalem.
“These initiatives run contrary to the current EU and Quartet efforts to bring about the resumption of peace negotiations,” EU Foreign Affairs chief Catherine Ashton said in a statement….