Jerusalem mayor on settlement criticism: No city in the world regulated by US president

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007 file photo, construction workers are seen at the E-1 construction site near the West bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim on the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem. (AP)

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat took a swipe at the Obama administration Wednesday amid criticism over plans for a new housing settlement in the area known as "E-1."

Speaking at a conference on affordable housing, Barkat reportedly said, "We need to connect the E-1 area to Jerusalem without any reservations at all, even with the world pressuring us not to do so. ... I don't know of any city in the world whose regulator is the U.S. president."...

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