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Israel's plan for development in East Jerusalem and the peace process

The Israeli government has approved preliminary plans to build 500 new settler homes in East Jerusalem, homes the international community considers illegal. The U.S. said the decision to move forward with construction was not conducive to "peace in the region and a two-state solution.” The announcement followed days of tension around the Temple Mount, which the Israeli government closed briefly last week. We’ll talk about what the recent events mean for the peace process with Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder and president of J Street, a pro-Israel, pro-peace organization. (photo: Palestinian youths clash with Israeli border police after Moatez Higazi was shot in east Jerusalem, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean))

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