Quotes: Israel Approves Construction of New Homes in East Jerusalem

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Bernat Armangue / AP (Via TIME.com)

“This is a severe blow to the efforts by the United States and the Arab League to prevent the peace process from collapsing. Once again, Mr. Netanyahu has chosen settlements over peace.”

— SAEB EREKAT, Chief Palestinian Negotiator, on Friday’s news that Israel approved the construction of 238 new homes in East Jerusalem (Via the Los Angeles Times)