US Rejects ‘Illegal’ Status of Judea and Samaria Communities
Secretary of State Pompeo announced on Monday that the U.S. no longer deems Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria “illegal.”
On Monday, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revoked a 1978 State Department opinion called the Hansell Memorandum, which claimed that civilian settlements in Judea and Samaria are “inconsistent with international law.” The move will likely anger Palestinians and put the U.S. at odds with nations that favor their position.
Right-wing Leaders Call to Annex Judea and Samaria
In light of the U.S. decision to revoke the illegal status of settlements in Judea and Samaria, some Israeli leaders are calling for the government to annex Judea and Samaria.↓read more↓