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Settlements Snarl: 'Israel gambles on US protection from intl law' 12/18/2012

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    Israel says it will go ahead with plans to build 1500 new settler homes in East Jerusalem - the part of the city that's considered Palestinian land.

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    Israel says it will go ahead with plans to build 1500 new settler homes in East Jerusalem - the part of the city that's considered Palestinian land.

    The project was given an intermediate green light by Israeli officials on Monday.

    This comes less then a month after the UN granted Palestine non-member observer status.

    Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of a future Palestinian state, and are promising to raise the issue at a Security Council meeting.

    Author and historian Gerald Horne says that with Palestine's recent upgrade, Israel's playing a risky game.



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