Israel plans more East Jerusalem homes as talks collapse

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Israeli authorities are considering plans for at least another 8,000 homes in settlements in East Jerusalem, it emerged today, despite the latest collapse in proposed peace talks with the Palestinians.

US vice-president Joe Biden, who earlier condemned Israel for approving plans to build hundreds of new settler homes, took a more conciliatory tone in a speech today, urging Israel and the Palestinians to restart direct peace negotiations.

Full story: Israel plans more East Jerusalem homes as talks collapse–The Guardian