The announcements comes as Joe Biden tells the world what great lovers the US and Israel are. In other words Israel can do what it likes and the US will let them get on with it, while making some public noises to appear 'even-handed'. (Pictured above: East Jerusalem district of Silwan is being targeted by the settlers).
The Interior Ministry approved the building of 1,600 new housing units in East Jerusalem, a ministry statement said on Tuesday.
The units are to be constructed, according to the ministry statement, in addition to the ultra-Orthodox Ramat Shlomo neighborhood, expanding it both to the east and to the south. more