Pompeo Announces U.S. Will Not Consider Israeli Settlements Illegal

Posted on AllSides November 18th, 2019
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday that the U.S. would no longer consider Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be in violation of international law.

The move reversed 41 years of U.S. policy regarding the issue based on a 1978 legal opinion from the State Department that concluded the settlements were “inconsistent with international law.” In 1981 the policy was reviewed, but not overturned, by then-president Ronald Reagan, who said the settlements were not illegal.

“After carefully studying all sides of the legal debate, this administration agrees...

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