Israel will not freeze building in any Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem, said Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman in response to continued international criticism of such activity over the pre-1967 lines in Israel’s capital.
“Anyone who dreams that the government of Israel will cave [to pressure] and will limit building in Jerusalem is mistaken,” Liberman said as he met with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
“We are prepared to defend our independence and sovereignty and there will be no compromise to that stance,” he said.
“Any pressure to the contrary will be very counterproductive,’ Liberman added.
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