The Times of Israel
Israel’s policies are undermining support for the country in the United States among young people in both political parties, Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden warned Sunday in a prerecorded video address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference in Washington, DC.
In the speech, Biden warned that any future Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank along with last week’s announcements of construction projects would prevent a future possible contiguous Palestinian state.
“Israel, I think, has to stop the threats of annexation and settlement activity, like the recent announcement to build thousands of settlements in E1,” Biden said referring to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement last week that he had ordered the promotion of a plan for some 3,500 homes in the controversial corridor between East Jerusalem and the West Bank Israeli city of Ma’ale Adumim.
Critics charge the project would bisect the western West Bank, substantially curbing the possibility for development in the center of a future Palestinian state.
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