[AS ALWAYS PLEASE GO TO THE LINK TO READ GOOD ARTICLES IN FULL: HELP SHAPE ALGORITHMS (and conversations) THAT EMPOWER DECENCY, DIGNITY, JUSTICE & PEACE... and hopefully Palestine]http://news.yahoo.com/israel-says-doubled-settlement-building-2013-154909004.html
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel began building twice as many settler homes in the occupied West Bank last year as in 2012, official data showed on Monday, just hours before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due to meet U.S. President Barack Obama.
Obama has been sharply critical of Jewish construction on land Palestinians want for a future state. Such settlement is deemed illegal in international law...
More than 500,000 Jewish settlers live on land seized by Israel in the 1967 war.