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Israel plans new East Jerusalem settlement: rights group

Israel plans to build more than 2,600 housing units in a new urban settlement in East Jerusalem, an anti-settlement group said on Friday, angering Palestinians who want a halt to all such projects before they return to peace talks. Full story

Video documents photojournalism 'machine's' coverage of East Jerusalem and West Bank protests

Here on PhotoBlog, we've posted quite a few pictures of protests in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, including at least one where a reporter became part of the story.In a video posted on the Columbia Journalism Review today, documentary filmmaker Andrew Lampard focuse … Full story

Russian president calls for Israeli freeze

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev gave a political boost to the Palestinians on Tuesday, backing their claim to east Jerusalem as a capital and their demand that Israel must freeze all settlement construction before peace talks can resume. Full story

More apartments planned in contested Jerusalem

Israeli authorities said Sunday they are moving ahead with a new proposal to build 1,400 apartments in a contested part of Jerusalem, enraging Palestinians who denounced the plan as another settler land grab. Full story

Abbas: No talks without Jerusalem freeze

The Palestinian president warned on Sunday that he would not accept a U.S. proposal for resuming peace talks unless Israel stops building homes for Jews in disputed east Jerusalem. Full story

Signals pointing to compromise on Bush tax cuts?

   NBC’s Savannah Guthrie – traveling with the president in South Korea – joins the Morning Joe gang to discuss a possible deal on the question of tax cuts, as well as Israel’s new construction plans for disputed east Jerusalem.

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