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# East Jerusalem

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Ireland condemns 'clearly illegal' Israeli settlements as Israel pushes on before Trump leaves office
The Trump administration has broken with decades of bipartisan US practice by not opposing Jewish settlement activity in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem.
Tánaiste Simon Coveney condemns proposals for new Israeli settlements as 'very clearly illegal'
The plans were unveiled by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last night.
Israel PM freezes tenders for new West Bank settler homes
Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered a freeze on publishing tenders for new West Bank settler homes to avoid hampering US efforts to renew peace talks, according to Israeli army radio reports.
Israel announces plan for 3,000 new settler homes after UN vote
Construction is expected to be in the highly contentious area of the West Bank known as E1, a corridor that runs between the easternmost edge of annexed east Jerusalem and the Maaleh Adumim settlement.
Israeli government approves 1,100 new homes in east Jerusalem
The move is sure to heighten tensions, which are already high following a Palestinian move last week to seek United Nations membership.
Israel approves construction of 277 new homes in West Bank
A further 277 apartments in a Jewish settlement deep inside the West Bank have been approved for construction.
Little hope of Middle East resolution as Netanyahu rejects Obama's 'unrealistic' view of region
Having begun the week looking at ways in which to move things forward in the Middle East, Barack Obama appears to have done little to appease either Israel or Palestine.
Palestinian teen dies of gunshot wound after east Jerusalem clash
The teenager died after street clashes in troubled east Jerusalem – raising fears of more bloodshed this weekend when Palestinians take part in an annual day of mourning to mark the anniversary of the founding of Israel.
Israel approves housing expansion in east Jerusalem
Newly approved Jewish settlement expansion in bitterly contested east Jerusalem has raised further fears for the deadlocked peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
US abandons demand for Israeli settlement freeze
The United States says it will no longer attempt to convince Israel to ban construction in the West Bank.
Israel to debate US settlement deal
The US has offered a package of incentives to Israel in exchange for a 90-day settlement freeze.
Israel plans 1,300 new settler homes in East Jerusalem
Israel has announced plans to build thousands of new homes for Jewish families in Arab East Jerusalem – endangering the prospect of successful peace talks.
Clashes break out in Jerusalem after settler guard kills Palestinian
Israelis and Palestinians are hurt after clashes break out during a funeral procession in east Jerusalem.