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  6/28/2013, Tammuz 20, 5773

U.S. Official: Israeli Construction 'Unhelpful'

An official with the U.S. State Department criticized Israel on Thursday over its approval of new construction in Jerusalem's Har Homa neighborhood and in the Gush Etzion community of Nokdim, Bloomberg reported.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that Israel’s latest move is unhelpful as the U.S. urges all parties to help create a climate for peace.