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  12/18/2012, Tevet 5, 5773

U.S. Slams Israel Over Plans to Build in Jerusalem


The United States Tuesday slammed proposed plans to build nearly 5,000 new homes in east Jerusalem, saying it would run "counter to the cause of peace."

"We are deeply disappointed that Israel insists on continuing this pattern of provocative action," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in her strongest remarks in recent days on the issue. "Israel's leaders continually say that they support a path towards a two-state solution, yet these actions only put that goal further at risk."

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