US envoy cancels Mideast trip, Israel feud deepens

Undercover Israeli police officers detain a Palestinian demonstrator during clashes in east Jerusalem, Tuesday, March 16, 2010. Dozens of masked Palestinians hurled rocks at police and set tires ablaze across the holy city's volatile eastern sector, where thousands of officers, including reinforcements brought in from other locations, were in place for a fifth straight day. (AP Photo / Dan Balilty) (AP Photo / Dan Balilty)

March 16, 2010 7:23:21 AM PDT
A U.S. envoy's postponement of his Mideast trip appeared Tuesday to deepen one of the worst U.S.-Israeli feuds in memory - even as Israel's foreign minister signaled his government had no intention of curtailing the contentious construction at the heart of the row.