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  8/12/2011, Av 12, 5771

US Criticizes Jerusalem Construction Approvals


The United States Department of State criticized Israel, Thursday evening, the decision by Interior Minister Eli Yishai to approve the building of 1,600 homes in Jerusalem.

Responding to a question at the department's daily briefing, spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters, "As we’ve said many times, unilateral action against – unilateral action of this kind works against our efforts to get folks back to the table, makes it all more difficult."