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        2/14/2014, Adar 14, 5774

      MK Ariel: We'll Continue to Build in Ma'aleh Adumim

      Housing Minister Uri Ariel said, Friday morning, that the government will continue to build throughout Israel, including the city of Ma'aleh Adumim, east of Jerusalem.

      Interviewed by Kol Yisrael government radio, the Jewish Home (Bayit Yehudi) Member of Knesset said Ma'aleh Adumim is one of the Jewish population blocs beyond the 1949 Armistice Line to remain under Israeli sovereignty "and, G-d willing, we will continue to build there, even if the Americans don't agree." Referring to Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Treasurer Ya'ir Lapid, critics of Israel's presence beyond the cease-fire line, he continued, "All the government agrees that we must build there, including Livni and Lapid."