What now for Middle East peace?
Israel's plan to build more homes on occupied land in East Jerusalem is causing friction ahead of planned peace talks. What effect will this have on future relationships?
Israel and the Palestinians had earlier agreed to hold indirect "proximity talks" in a bid to restart the peace process, which has been stalled for 17 months.
Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat said it was 'very difficult to engage in any negotations' unless the building order was revoked. On Wednesday, US Vice-President Joe Biden condemned Israel's decision, saying it undermined trust.
Are you in the region? What needs to happen for progress to be made? What will calm this diplomatic row?