“Approval of bill by Netanyahu comes following change in US stance regarding the legality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank”

JERUSALEM POST
Netanyahu approves Jordan Valley Annexation bill after US changes policy
by Lahav Harkov, Tovah Lazaroff
November 19, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave his approval on Tuesday to advance a bill that would have Israel apply sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, after the US State Department reversed its stance of viewing Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria as illegal. Netanyahu called US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision “historic” during a visit the day after the announcement to the Gush Etzion region. The UN and others condemned Pompeo’s statement. Likud MK Sharren Haskel proposed the annexation bill weeks ago, but decided to fast-track it in light of the change in US policy. READ MORE

From Jerusalem U, the first of a five-part series on The Israeli Settlements:

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