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Will US tackle Israeli settlements?
Sherine Tadros looks at whether recent events will push the US to finally tackle thorny issue.
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2010 03:40 GMT

Israel looks set to carry out plans to build 20 new apartments in East Jerusalem despite reported strong objections from the US.

While there is nothing new about Israel's illegal building in the occupied territory nor Washington's stance in opposing it, Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros looks at whether recent events will push the US to finally tackle the thorny issue, or gloss it over for the sake of "proximity talks" and an appearance of progress.

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