Israel yesterday announced new homes in East Jerusalem to ease a housing shortage. But critics argue that the cost of building in contested territory is partially to blame for Israel's economic woes.
Just hours before the expiration of Israel's 10-month settlement freeze, Jewish settlers vow to renew building with symbolic celebrations in the West Bank.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised a 10-month Israel settlement freeze on Wednesday in a bid to restart stalled peace talks. The move angered some of his domestic allies.