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Israel’s West Bank Settlements: 4 Questions Answered

Editor’s note: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Nov. 18 said that Israel’s settlements in the West Bank do not violate international law. That pleased Israeli Jews who see the territory as rightfully theirs and infuriated the Palestinians who live there ...
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EU Condemns New Burst of Israeli Settlement Approvals

JERUSALEM — The European Union on Monday criticized Israel’s approval of plans to build over 2,000 new homes in West Bank settlements. In a statement, the EU reiterated its longstanding position that all settlement activity on occupied land is illegal. “It er...
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Trump: Any Jew Voting Democratic Is Uninformed or Disloyal

WASHINGTON — Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious lines, President Donald Trump said American Jews who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty." Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from critic...
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Israel Approves Palestinian Housing Construction in West Bank

JERUSALEM — The Israeli Cabinet unanimously approved a proposal to build over 700 housing units for Palestinians in addition to 6,000 Israeli settlement housing units in the West Bank. A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas responded to the dev...