Published: Sep 27, 2010 1:15 AM EDT
Updated: Sep 26, 2010 10:15 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's 10-month settlement construction slowdown has expired, and Jewish settlers were preparing to resume their building, possibly endangering newly resumed peace talks.

Palestinians have threatened to quit the peace talks, restarted this month by President Barack Obama, if settlement construction resumes.
The Palestinians have asked for an Oct. 4 meeting of an Arab League body to review the situation, possibly giving another week for diplomatic contacts.