Israel has so far this year advanced its highest number of settlement projects since 1992, the defense minister said Sunday, despite warnings such plans will further cloud chances of a two-state solution.
Of the 3,651 units approved in June, 671 are meant for immediate construction, Lieberman said at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting.
Peace Now could not immediately say whether it agreed that this year's figures were the highest since 1992.
"The EU calls on both sides to engage in a meaningful process in view of reaching a negotiated two-state solution, and reiterates its readiness to support them, together with its global and regional partners", the statement said. Last week, the premier told settlers he would keep building across the West Bank.
Meanwhile, Israeli defence minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Palestinians and Israelis are "are closer than ever before to an agreement" during a TV interview with Israeli Channel 2 amid an announcement that Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are set to meet for negotiations with US President Donald Trump in July. But he has given no details about how he plans to restart talks, and there is deep skepticism over whether such an effort would have any chance of success.
The document contains an Israeli provision affirming the rights of settlers to remain in a future Palestinian state.
The settlements are illegal under global law and are seen as a major obstacle to peace sought by the Palestinians and the worldwide community.
About 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 illegal settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds.
Theresa May's bid to do a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to save her Premiership has been plunged into uncertainty. May has said Brexit talks will begin on June 19 as scheduled, the same day as the formal reopening of parliament.
We told you yesterday about the price of these handsets, which are known as Moto Z2 Force, Moto G5S Plus , and Moto X4. There will be 32GB and 64GB storage variants of the Moto X4 and it will be juiced up by a 3800mAh battery.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad-Zarif called it "repugnant" on Twitter and said the Iranian people "reject" the statement. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, which authorities on Thursday said killed 13.
The Northern Ireland party is officially opposed to same-sex marriages and abortions, both which are legal in the rest of Britain. May tried to reassert her shattered authority over the weekend by announcing her new cabinet - with no moves among her top team.
The negotiations are set to start in just over a week, but it is not clear whether May will be changing her stance on Brexit . Other EU leaders have expressed concerns the failure to win a majority may make negotiations even more hard .
Bafana ensured they got the points in the 81st minute when Pau finished a good counter attack move by the South Africans. It is worth noting that the KAN-2017 Nigerians missed, so that the current selection is becoming important for them.
Rachel Bay Jones won her first Tony for her work in the musical, capping a long career onstage with plenty of zigs and zags. Before his breakout role in the best musical Tony victor , the actor is known for his role in the Pitch Perfect franchise.
It's certainly powerful enough (the PlayStation 4 is, after all), but maybe that's something Microsoft is saving for another date. He also spoke to the console's codename "Scorpio" and addressed why that branding didn't carry over to the final name .
Amid North Korea's claims, the U.S. is focusing on the possibility of North Korea's ICBM launch taking place this year. South Korean military authorities also estimate that the North's testing of an ICBM is now a matter of time.
Trump said the testimony on Thursday proved there was "no collusion, no obstruction" and that "he's a leaker ". The fresh hits to Trump's credibility can only further hobble the White House's economic agenda.
Qatar willing to listen to Gulf concerns, Kuwait says
AFP also quoted the Tasnim news agency as reporting that three ships with 350 tonnes of food were also set to leave for Qatar. Those neighboring countries cut ties last week, accusing the Qatari royals of supporting Islamist militants and Iran.
Trump says British election results 'surprising'
What a race! Congratulations to @jeremycorbyn and @UKLabour ! MARTIN: Well, so clearly there's a lot to talk about. German politicians meanwhile were bullish, clearly viewing the result as a victory for the EU's negotiating team.
Sharp questions for Sessions in coming testimony
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in for sharp questioning by senators on the Senate Intelligence committee Tuesday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions arrives for an event at the Justice Department on May 12, 2017 in Washington , D.C.
Puerto Rican voters back statehood in questioned referendum
Oscar Lopez Rivera drew cheers and boos as he stood on the first float of the parade, which moved up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The parade has often been a venue to showcase the complicated history of the USA territory, now mired in a recession.
'Dead woman walking': UK's Theresa May clings to power
More than 670,000 people have signed an online petition calling for May to resign rather than form a coalition with the DUP . Conservative Party loyalists urged her to change her leadership style, while critics talked about her days being numbered.
UN condemns Hamas for tunnel under schools in Gaza
It operates schools and provides healthcare and other social services in the West Bank, Gaza , Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. The Palestinian enclave has been under a blockade, imposed by Israel and Egypt, since 2007.
Comey Changed His Tune On Leaking
Richman could not be found at his Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. home and has "gone into hiding", according to the New York Post . During his highly anticipated testimony on Thursday before the U.S.