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Settlements showdown beckons for Netanyahu in Berlin

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

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...more

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
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sits after delivering a statement in Jerusalem November 21, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sits after delivering a statement in Jerusalem November 21, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sits after delivering a statement in Jerusalem November 21, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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A view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim 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

A view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim 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...more

A view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim 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
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Palestinian labourers work at a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Palestinian labourers work at a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Palestinian labourers work at a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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A view is seen through a window of a house under construction in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim near Jerusalem December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A view is seen through a window of a house under construction in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim near Jerusalem December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A view is seen through a window of a house under construction in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim near Jerusalem December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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