Pompeo announces U.S. will no longer view Israeli settlements as illegal

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the U.S. will no longer view Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Golan Heights and East Jerusalem as “inconsistent with international law.” Why it matters: This move is an important shift because it cancels a legal position held by the U.S. State Department since 1978, when the Carter administration determined that the settlements were a violation of international law.

Source: Pompeo announces U.S. will no longer view Israeli settlements as illegal

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