John Kerry

Kerry Says it Would Be Best for Israel Not To Make Settlement Announcements During Peace Talks

The Construction of 900 new settlement units was recently approved

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WHITE HOUSE — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has voiced confidence that Israeli-Palestinian peace talks will go ahead Wednesday, despite Palestinian anger over Israel's announcement of new housing in East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank.  The issue was the subject of more tough questions in Washington.

Speaking In Brasilia, the second stop of a South America trip, Secretary Kerry said it would be better that Israel not make settlement announcements while peace talks are ongoing.