An informed source told Arutz 7 Sunday that the government has frozen all construction planning in Jerusalem. Officials who were on their way to meetings of planning committees covering the Jerusalem area Sunday were informed that the meetings were cancelled. One individual who was on his way to such a meeting told Arutz 7 that his cancelled meeting was supposed to discuss building in Old Katamon – within the green line. “What is going on here? One phone call from Washington has disrupted our lives,” he said.
At the opening of Sunday's cabinet meeting earlier Sunday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanayhu advised Israelis not to panic over the tension between Israel and the U.S. over construction of 1,600 homes in Ramat Shlomo.