Donald Trump tells Israel to stop building or expanding settlements
The White House issued a surprise statement Thursday night
President Donald Trump meets with Senate and House legislators, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, February 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Getty
The Trump administration on Thursday told Israel to stop constructing new settlements because it may not help bring peace with Palestinians.
In the past, President Trump has suggested that he would break away from Obama-era foreign policy to form better relations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who reportedly surprised the White House by announcing the construction of 5,500 new housing units in the West Bank last week.
“The American desire for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians has remained unchanged for 50 years,” the White House statement reads. “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.”
TOMIE JONES -THIS IS FROM A LEGITIMATE SOURCE IT IS NOT FAKE NEWS ,MY PREDICTIONS ARE COMING TRUE,TRUMP IS NOT A FRIEND OF ISRAEL,HIS AIM SINCE ENTERING OFFICE, 2 WEEKS NOW, IS TO REVERSE ALL OF OBAMA,S INITIATIVES.IT IS ONLY 2 WEEKS IN AND HE IS RETRACTING OBAMA CARE,PULLED DOWN THE WEBSITE OBAMA PUT UP SACKED OR FORCED TO RESIGN THE PRO OBAMA CIVIL SERVANTS IN U S A AND ABROAD ALL HIGH RANKING STAFF AT THE EMBASSIES RESIGNED . HE HAS INSTIGATED HIS MEXICO WALL.WHOSE GOING TO PAY FOR IT? NOW WE COME TO ISRAEL BIBI NETANYAHU IS GETTING A BOLLOCKING FROM TRUMP ,STOP BUILDING NEW SETTLEMENTS AND START THE PROCESS OF TWO STATES.SO BIBI IGNORES THIS THEN TRUMP GETS THE EXCUSE TO WITHDRAW FUNDING TO ISRAEL.TRUMP GETS THE 38 BILLION PLUS BACK FROM THE ISRAELIS ,HE HAS GOT HIS COSTS FOR THE WALL AND A BIT MORE. ISRAEL ARE LEFT TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES. TRUMP HAS AND IS SHUTTING DOWN ALL OBAMA,S INITIATIVES AND ISRAEL WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST REGARDS FUNDING.TRUMP HAS SO MUCH TO GAIN AND NOTHING TO LOSE BY CUTTING THE FORESKIN OFF ISRAEL.WE CAN BUT WAIT AND SEE.THIS IS NOT ALL ABOUT WINNERS AND LOSERS. IF IT WAS, ISRAEL IS A ANNOYING FLY ON THE WALL THAT TRUMP IS GOING TO SWAT.