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        8/18/2009, Av 28, 5769

      Obama Says Israel Took Positive Step on Yesha Freeze


      U.S. President Barak Obama said Tuesday Israel had taken a “movement in the right direction” on the issue of freezing construction in Judea and Samaria. Earlier in the day, Israeli housing minister Ariel Atias said new projects in Judea and Samaria were currently on hold.

      “My hope is that we are going to see not just movement from the Israelis but also from the Palestinians on incitement and security and also from Arab states that show their willingness to engage Israel,” Obama said.