Planned Israeli settlement expansion complicates peace process

The World

As President Obama wraps up his trip in Asia, news out of the Middle East is threatening to distract from whatever progress he might have made this past week on the international stage. Israel has announced plans to expand a Jewish district of Jerusalem captured in the 1967 war. The Palestinians have said this district belongs to their future state.

Isabel Kershner is a reporter for our partner The New York Times. She reported on the story, and she joins us from Jerusalem.

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