This aerial photo taken Sept. 20, 2010, through the window of an airplane shows the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel. The settlement issue is one of the thorniest in the peace talks. Some 300,000 ... more 
This aerial photo taken Sept. 20, 2010, through the window of an airplane shows the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel. The settlement issue is one of the thorniest in the peace talks. Some 300,000 Israelis live in settlements dotting the West Bank, in addition to 180,000 Israelis living in Jewish neighborhoods built in east Jerusalem. The Palestinians say that by gobbling up territory they claim, continued settlement expansion makes it ever more difficult to establish a viable Palestinian state. The Palestinians want all of the West Bank as part of their future state, with east Jerusalem as their capital. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ariel Schalit
Thu, Sep 23, 2010 5:10 PM EDT