White House: Pisgat Ze’ev construction counterproductive

March 1, 2010 23:17


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Housing construction in Pisgat Ze’ev and other east Jerusalem neighborhoods is “counterproductive” to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, US State Department spokesman Philip Crowley was quoted by AFP as saying on Monday.

“We’ve relayed our strong concerns to the government of Israel that this kind of activity, particularly as we try to relaunch meaningful negotiations … undermines trust between the parties,” Crowley reportedly said.

Although Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has initiated a ten-month settlement freeze, the government does not consider Jewish construction in Jerusalem to be settlement activity, drawing sharp outcry from local Palestinians as well as Palestinian Authority leaders.

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