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Biden's peace push frustrated
US vice-president says Israel's plan to build more housing units undermines talks.
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2010 06:21 GMT



The US vice-president has concluded his visit to the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the West Bank with nothing to show for his efforts to reopen Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Joe Biden's efforts have been thwarted by Israeli's latest announcement of construction of 1,600 more housing units in Ramat Shlomo, a religious settlement in an area of the occupied West Bank annexed to Jerusalem by Israel.

Biden said the move undermines trust in the peace process.

Nour Odeh reports.

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