U.S. backs Israel on settlements, Palestinians outraged as Israel welcomes U.S. move

Nov 19, 2019, 08.05 AM (IST)
The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position. Israel praised a U.S. decision on Monday to soften its position on Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move that upset the Palestinians who said it contradicts international law.