U.S. backs Israel on settlements, angering Palestinians and clouding peace process

Nov 20, 2019, 03:50 PM(IST)
The United States on Monday (November 19) effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with international law," in a statement that on Tuesday (November 19) drew praise from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and condemnation from Palestinians.
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