Obama admin ‘won’t be around forever’ - Israeli minister on W. Bank settlement stall

December 10, 2014 2:32 PM

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The Obama administration has led the charge against Jewish settlement construction in the contested West Bank, Israel’s defense minister has said, adding that he hopes the slowdown will be “temporary”.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Israel wants to construct more settlements in the West Bank, but an outpouring of global condemnation - spearheaded by the United States - has sidelined those aspirations.

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