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U.S. Condemns New Israeli Settlement Plan

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United States sharply criticized Israel on Wednesday over plans to build a new Jewish settlement in the West Bank that it said would damage prospects for peace with the Palestinians and contradicted assurances made to Washington. The White House and State Department “strongly condemned” Israel’s decision to advance a plan that they said would create a new settlement “deep in the West Bank” and undermine a two-state solution.
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