Trump says he really wants Israel-Palestinian peace deal, warns both sides to be ‘reasonable’ – The Washington Post

Since Trump’s inauguration, Israel’s pro-settlement government hoped Trump would give a green light to a building boom in the West Bank on land that Jewish residents believe was promised to them by God and that Palestinians want for a future state.

But apparently that’s not going to happen.

Source: Trump says he really wants Israel-Palestinian peace deal, warns both sides to be ‘reasonable’ – The Washington Post

 

President Trump warned Israel on Friday that building more homes in Jewish settlements was not “good for peace” and said he wanted Israel to “act reasonably” as his administration explores paths to broker peace talks.

More than 60 percent of the West Bank is under complete Israeli military and civilian control, where even permissions for Palestinians to add a barn or plow a field must be approved by the military government. The same territory is home to more than 400,000 Jewish settlers living in 125 established communities and another 100 outposts, many of them deemed illegal even under Israeli law.

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