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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 10:24 AM

Netanyahu celebrates US settlement decision in West Bank

Source: ABC News

Israel’s prime minister traveled to the West Bank on Tuesday to celebrate the U.S.’s announcement that it does not consider Israeli settlements to violate international law.

Benjamin Netanyahu called the Trump administration’s declaration, which stepped back from four decades of U.S. policy and reversed the policies of President Barack Obama, a “huge achievement” that “fixed a historic wrong.”

Israeli right-wing leaders welcomed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement. Although it is largely symbolic, it fueled calls from settler supporters for increased construction or even the annexation of parts of the West Bank.

The Palestinians, who claim the West Bank as part of a future state, condemned the decision. They and other countries said the move undercuts any chances of a broader peace deal.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/netanyahu-celebrates-us-settlement-decision-west-bank-67127833?cid=clicksource_4380645_null_headlines_hed

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groundloop Nov 19 OP
cilla4progress Nov 19 #1
Mazeltov Cocktail Nov 19 #6
atreides1 Nov 19 #2
William Weehours Nov 19 #3
Grins Nov 19 #4
Turbineguy Nov 19 #5

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 10:28 AM

1. Is Netanyahu still

Prime Minister after recent elections?

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 06:24 PM

6. That's what I was wondering. . .

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 10:36 AM

2. This isn't going to end well!!!

What happens to those Palestinians still living in the West Bank?

I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 10:59 AM

3. It's not just the Palestinians

 

Every Jewish person I know, be it a friend or a frequent acquaintance, has said the Likudnik path Israel has been following since Netanyahu first came on the scene will, down the road, prove disastrous for the country.

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Response to William Weehours (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 11:40 AM

4. Same with my Jewish friends. NM

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 12:23 PM

5. Yeah and the guy who set the policy is getting impeached.

Don't open the champagne yet.

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