Mideast Israel Palestinians

August 11, 2011 - 11:59 AM
General view of the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Zeev, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. Israel's interior minister gave final authorization to build 1,600 apartments in disputed east Jerusalem and will approve 2,700 more in days, officials said Thursday, detailing a plan that could complicate diplomatic efforts to dissuade Palestinians from declaring statehood at the United Nations. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)