The Obama Administration is “deeply disappointed” over new homes in Jerusalem for 1.300 Jewish families.
President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton has put fresh pressure on Israel to give up sovereignty over the capital of the Jewish homeland.
This time the US is protesting over 1.300 new house of Jews, in the eastern part of Jerusalem.
State Department spokesman PJ Crowley told reporters on Monday:
” Washington is deeply disappointed by the announcement of advanced planning for new housing units in sensitive areas of east Jerusalem”.
Crowley added that the United States sees the announcement as “counter-productive to our efforts to resume direct negotiations between the parties,” and noted that it “undermines trust.
He said the issue would be one of the talking points when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets in New York on Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“We have long urged both parties to avoid actions which could undermine trust, including in Jerusalem, and will continue to work to resume direct negotiations to address this and other final-status issues,” Crowley stated.
The State Department spokesman also said that the construction announcement might have been meant to “embarrass the prime minister and to undermine the process.”
An Israeli official addressed the US criticism of east Jerusalem housing construction permits, saying that “there is no doubt that the finger of blame is pointed at Eli Yishai and the Interior Ministry”.
Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. It was fully liberated from Islamic oppression in 1967, and should stay united under Jewish control. Its regrettable that the US tries to play on both sides of the table, and do support a comeback for Islam and Saudi Arabia in the city of King David.