Yishai invited to Washington following Ramat Shlomo spat

Interior Minister Eli Yishai received an official invitation to Washington late Wednesday in a move meant to foster closer relations between the Obama administration and Israeli officials responsible for exacerbating tensions between the two countries over the issue of Jewish construction in Jerusalem.
Yishai himself had stood behind the announcement of new construction in Ramat Shlomo, in the northeastern part of the capital, during US Vice President Joe Biden's recent visit to the region.