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Israeli Settlements

Posted on AllSides November 20th, 2019

“The Trump administration on Monday said it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be a violation of international law… Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. is repudiating the 1978 State Department legal opinion that held that civilian settlements in the occupied territories are ‘inconsistent with international law.’” (AP News)

The left opposes the decision, arguing that it will make a peace deal harder to achieve, but recognizes that the change is mainly symbolic.

“The policy shift has been on the short list of...

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