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January 22, 2021



Israel will OK over 800 new settlement homes during the week of Biden’s inauguration

By Gabe Friedman

(JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday that he will advance plans to build over 800 new settlement homes next week, days before Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States.

The move is likely to rile Biden, who like most past U.S. presidents opposes new settlement construction.

“We’re here to stay. We’re continuing to build the Land of Israel!” Netanyahu wrote on Facebook.

Tal Menashe, where an Israeli settler woman was allegedly killed b...



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