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U.S. urges Israel to curtail settlements

In a surprising move, the Trump administration urged Israel to stop announcing new settlements, warning it could hurt future peace negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians, according to The Jerusalem Post.

“While we don’t believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace, the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders may not be helpful in achieving that goal,” the White House said in a statement, a

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