New East Jerusalem settlements approved, angers Palestinians

New East Jerusalem settlements approved, angers Palestinians

JERUSALEM, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- An Israeli city council committee voted Wednesday to approve construction permits for more than 550 settlement units in East Jerusalem, angering Palestinians.
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Report: Israel to build 1,200 units in settlements

Report: Israel to build 1,200 units in settlements

JERUSALEM, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The Israeli government has approved plans to build 1,200 housing units in East Jerusalem and West Bank settlements, the Israeli news website Walla said.

Palestinians: Israel to blame for no progress toward peace

RAMALLAH, West Bank, July 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's Mideast peace mission failed and Israel is to blame, senior Palestinian officials said.

Israel OKs building plans in E.Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, June 27 (UPI) -- Hours before U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's arrival in Israel, Jerusalem approved building 69 new homes in an East Jerusalem neighborhood, officials said.

EU warns against Israeli settlements

JERUSALEM, March 1 (UPI) -- The European Union issued a report critical of Israel for building settlements in would-be Palestinian territories and threatened sanctions.

Turkey condemns new building in Jerusalem

ANKARA, Turkey, April 6 (UPI) -- Turkey Friday accused Israel of undermining the peace process with plans to build more housing in East Jerusalem.
1,300 new housing units for Jerusalem

1,300 new housing units for Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Hours before Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Jerusalem authorities approved more than 1,300 new housing units.

U.S. wants freeze on Jewish east Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, June 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama's demand for a settlement freeze includes Jewish neighborhoods in east Jerusalem, a State Department official said at a briefing.

PLO raising Jerusalem on talks agenda

JERUSALEM, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The issue of Jerusalem won't be postponed until the end of Palestinian-Israeli talks as Israel insists, the head of the Palestinian negotiating team said.

Israel airs East Jerusalem building plans

JERUSALEM, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The Israeli government said Tuesday it intends to build 1,110 apartments in and around East Jerusalem, which Palestinians see as the capital of a future state.

Analysis: President Bush's Herculean task

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- President Bush said he would see a Palestinian state before his term expires. As of Jan. 21, he will have 364 days left as president, a day short of a full year.
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor
Israel to freeze some settlement projects

Israel to freeze some settlement projects

JERUSALEM, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert bowed to U.S. demands and directed all construction activity in Judea, Samaria and parts of Jerusalem to stop.
Olmert, Abbas to discuss settlements

Olmert, Abbas to discuss settlements

JERUSALEM, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced plans to discuss settlement issues during a Thursday meeting.
Abbas, Olmert to meet this week

Abbas, Olmert to meet this week

JERICHO, West Bank, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The chief Palestinian negotiator said Tuesday Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will meet this week.

Palestinians criticize Jerusalem project

JERUSALEM, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Palestinian officials offered harsh criticism Wednesday for a proposed housing construction project by the Israelis in Jerusalem.
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Har Homa
A general view of the Israeli settlement Har Homa is seen in eastern Jerusalem, December 9, 2007. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that Israel's plan to build 307 new housing units in Har Homa beyond the Green Line does not help the peace process. (UPI Photo/Debbie Hill)

Coordinates: 31°43′31″N 35°13′18″E / 31.72528°N 35.22167°E / 31.72528; 35.22167

Har Homa (Hebrew: הר חומה‎) (lit Wall Mountain)(officially renamed 'Homat Shmuel') is a neighborhood in southern East Jerusalem, near Beit Sahour. Built on land annexed to the Jerusalem municipality by Israel after the 1967 Six-Day War, it is considered by much of the world an illegal Israeli settlement, although Israel disputes this.

The neighborhood was officially renamed Homat Shmuel in 1998 after Shmuel Meir, a former deputy mayor of Jerusalem, who played an active role in its development before he was killed in a car accident in 1996.

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