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US Vice-President Joe Biden condemns housing plans

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Israel is coming under growing international pressure following its approval of new housing for Israelis in occupied East Jerusalem.

The housing row has overshadowed a visit by US Vice-President Joe Biden which is meant to promote a new round of US-led negotiations.

Mr Biden renewed his criticism of the move, saying it undermined trust in the peace process.

Jeremy Bowen reports.

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