A view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim is seen near Jerusalem

 
A view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim is seen near Jerusalem
A view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim (front) is seen near Jerusalem December 4, 2012. For Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, plans to expand Israeli settlements may risk a diplomatic crisis with Europe but could prove a good bet at the ballot box. REUTERS/Ammar Awad