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        2/19/2014, Adar 19, 5774

      US Wants Building Freeze in Judea, Samaria


      The United States is asking Israel to put a freeze on all construction of communities outside of the 'settlement blocs' in the Samaria and Judea regions, according to a report this morning (Wednesday) on Galei Tzahal (Army Radio).

      According to the report, several members of US Secretary of State John Kerry's team sent in the request saying it would advance the possibility of an extension in the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. It was also reported that Jerusalem well understands that this alone will not advance the framework for the peace process and will not keep Abbas at the bargaining table.

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