by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/19/19, 11:16 am
WASHINGTON—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the United States no longer considers Israeli settlements in the traditionally Palestinian West Bank a violation of international law. The U.S. government isn’t taking a stance on the legality of any particular settlement, but Pompeo said Israeli courts should resolve legal questions about settlements on a case-by-case basis. He added that denouncing all settlements, as many other nations have done, distracts from efforts to negotiate peace.