Why is the US saying illegal Israeli settlements are okay? I Inside Story

Why is the US saying illegal Israeli settlements are okay? I Inside Story
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It’s a dramatic shift in U.S. policy, and goes against the position taken by international organisations and most other countries.
The U.S. says it no longer views the illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied West Bank as “inconsistent with international law”…
The Palestinians are furious and many observers say it makes Israeli-Palestinian peace even more elusive.
It’s another U-turn on policy by the U.S. President in favour of Israel.
Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved the American embassy there. He also recognised Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights from Syria.
So what’s the reason for this latest controversial move?

Presenter: Imran Khan
Guests:
Gideon Levy, columnist at Haaretz News and author of ‘The Punishment of Gaza’.
Richard Falk, professor emeritus at Princeton University. Richard is the former UN special rapporteur for occupied Palestinian territories.
Nour Odeh, political analyst and former spokesperson for the Palestinian Task Force on public diplomacy

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