The U.S. Gives the Green Light to Israeli Annexation

Nov 19, 2019 | 21:43 GMT

With just a single line, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo managed to upend decades of U.S. policy on Israeli settlements. Announcing on Nov. 18 that Washington would no longer join the international community in declaring Israeli settlements illegal, the top U.S. diplomat said, "The establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not per se inconsistent with international law." Israel's annexation, however, risks setting back its recent regional outreach. ...

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