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U.S. should not be a silent partner to Israeli settlement expansion
U.S. should not be a silent partner to Israeli settlement expansion

Last weekend's Israeli government announcement that it plans to seize almost 1,000 acres near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank for the purpose of building yet another massive Jewish settlement should be the straw that breaks the camel's back in Washington. For decades, the United States has greeted each new settlement building announcement from Jerusalem with a pious statement of disapproval. Generally, these statements, issued by the White House or State Department, contain adjectives like "unhelpful," "counterproductive" or even "illegitimate." Successive Israeli governments have blithely ignored these protestations, and the settler population...

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