US is ‚deeply concerned‘ by new e. J’lem construction

10.08.2011                      10.Aw-Elul, 5771

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US is 'deeply concerned' by new e. J'lem construction

State Department official says Washington has brought up issue of new Har Homa C neighborhood with Jerusalem.

The US is "deeply concerned" by Israel's decision to approve construction of 930 apartments in a new neighborhood in east Jerusalem, a State Department official said Tuesday. 
"Unilateral actions work against efforts to resume direct negotiations and contradict the logic of a reasonable and necessary agreement between the parties," the official said, adding that a peaceful outcome to the ongoing crisis between Israel and the Palestinians can only be achieved through "good faith and direct negotiations."…