A Palestinian boy rides a donkey in the E-1 area near the West bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim, background, on the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. An Israeli-Palestinian showdown over plans for new Jewish settlements around Jerusalem escalated on Wednesday: Israel pushed the most contentious of the projects further along in the planning pipeline, while the Palestinian president said he would seek U.N. Security Council help to block the construction.(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

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A Palestinian boy rides a donkey in the E-1 area near the West bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim, background, on the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.  An Israeli-Palestinian showdown over plans for new Jewish settlements around Jerusalem escalated on Wednesday: Israel pushed the most contentious of the projects further along in the planning pipeline, while the Palestinian president said he would seek U.N. Security Council help to block the construction.(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
A Palestinian boy rides a donkey in the E-1 area near the West bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim, background, on the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. An Israeli-Palestinian showdown over plans for new Jewish settlements around Jerusalem escalated on Wednesday: Israel pushed the most contentious of the projects further along in the planning pipeline, while the Palestinian president said he would seek U.N. Security Council help to block the construction.(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
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