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Trump Administration Changes Position on Israeli Settlements in West Bank

November 19, 2019 12:15 AM
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday the U.S. is changing its position on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, dismissing the State Department's 1978 legal opinion that civilian settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories are "inconsistent with international law."  The announcement is the latest in the Trump administration's moves that weaken Palestinian claims to statehood. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.