Report: Netanyahu freezes Jerusalem construction project

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel’s prime minister has frozen a construction project in an eastern Jerusalem suburb.

The 900-apartment project in Pisgat Ze’ev, which is located outside the Green Line on land annexed by Israel in what is considered eastern Jerusalem, was ordered stopped by Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Channel 10 reported late Wednesday.

The report of the order came a day after Netanyahu met with U.S. envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell, who reportedly pressed the prime minister on the settlements issue.

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