"We are building - and will continue to build", Netanyahu said, according to Israeli media. "I'm going to come out here and tell you the facts as I know them and if we make a mistake, we'll do our best to correct it".
'We have to tell the American administration what we want and not wait for orders from the administration, ' Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told Israel's army radio.
Last month, he criticised Mr Obama for declining to veto a UN Security Council resolution which demanded Israel immediately cease all settlement activities and warned they were "dangerously imperilling the viability of a two-state solution".
In his first official press briefing today, White House press secretary Sean Spicer indicated that the new administration was pumping the brakes for now on at least one policy move that had been expected.
Recognizing the highly-contested city as the Israeli capital would be a controversial move given Israel's illegal occupation of East Jerusalem since 1967 and its later annexation of East Jerusalem in a move never recognized by the global community.
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President Donald Trump's administration reaffirmed plans to move the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which both Israelis and Palestinians claim as their capital. Despite the city's contested status, Trump, during his campaign, had supported Israel and said that he would recognise Jerusalem as the country's official capital. The president said in an interview with the Times that he wanted him to work on the Middle East.
The Israeli Defence Ministry says most will be in existing settlement blocs and are created to meet the demand for new housing.
He doubled down on those promises late a year ago after the United Nations Security Council passed an anti-Israeli resolution condemning the Jewish State.
Apart from expressing concern at the new settlements, Ms Bishop's office also said Australia continued "to call on both sides to avoid unilateral actions that diminish the prospects of a negotiated two-state solution". "We no longer have our hands tied as in the time of Barack Obama". It was not mentioned whether discussions on the embassy move to Jerusalem was included.
The decision comes two days after a Jerusalem municipal committee approved 566 housing units in Jewish and Arab neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem over the Green Line demarcating the pre-1967 borders.
A senior Israeli source listed the settlements that have been approved for the immediate marketing of land.