US State Department continues to refer to “construction in Jerusalem, Israel’s capital, as settlement construction”

ISRAEL HAYOM
The new State Department assault on Israel
by Elliott Abrams
July 29, 2016

The State Department’s criticism is politically quite stupid. It continues the Obama administration’s absolute refusal to distinguish between construction in isolated settlements in Judea and Samaria, in areas that must become part of any future Palestinian state; construction in major blocs that Israel will obviously retain in land swaps; and construction in Jerusalem. It treats them all equally as the “steady acceleration of settlement activity that is systematically undermining the prospects for a two-state solution.” READ MORE

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