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Source: United States of America
2 February 2017



The White House

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release
February 02, 2017

Statement by the Press Secretary

The American desire for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians has remained unchanged for 50 years. 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. As the President has expressed many times, he hopes to achieve peace throughout the Middle East region. The Trump administration has not taken an official position on settlement activity and looks forward to continuing discussions, including with Prime Minister Netanyahu when he visits with President Trump later this month.”


https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/02/02/statement-press-secretary


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