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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Netanyahu Peace Appeal

JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed to Palestinians on Tuesday not to react violently when he gives a green light this week to a plan to build a new Jewish neighborhood in Arab East Jerusalem.

Netanyahu said he would convene a ministerial committee Wednesday to approve a plan to build 6,500 homes for Jews on Har Homa, a tree-covered hill taken by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war.

"I want to clarify unequivocally: we will build in all Jerusalem. We will also build at Har Homa," he said.