The E1 project was first advanced by former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and then frozen as a result of US and international pressure.
Israeli promotion of plans for 3,412 settler homes in the unbuilt and contentious area of the West Bank Ma’aleh Adumim settlement known as E1 continues and is a form of “de facto annexation,” according to Peace Now executive director Shaqued Morag. 
“The government has continued to advance de facto annexation,” she told a small group of activists, politicians and reporters on Sunday as she stood on the primarily sandy E1 hilltop.


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IsraelN.com Comments:

The E1 project, between Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim is situated on a very geostrategically important location.  If its given to the Arabs - it will create a defacto Arab urban contiguity and if given to Jewish construction, it creates an urban bridge between Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim.

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