Israel has approved hundreds of new settlement homes in occupied East Jerusalem, after the staunch pro-Israel US President Donald Trump took office.
Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Meir Turgeman told AFP: "Now we can finally build."
Israel's PM reportedly delayed approval given the opposition of Barack Obama, who infuriated Israel by allowing a UN resolution against settlements to pass.
Settlements in East Jerusalem are considered illegal under international law, though Israel disputes this.
For his part Trump just invited Netanyahu to come hang.
Courtesy of Politico:
President Donald Trump spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday and invited him to the United States in February, according to a statement released by Netanyahu’s office.
“The Prime Minister expressed his desire to work closely with President Trump to forge a common vision to advance peace and security in the region, with no daylight between the United States and Israel,” the statement said.
Gee maybe Trump will also invite Putin and they can all sit around laughing about all of the human rights they plan to stomp on.