US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that US President Donald Trump’s administration no longer recognises Israeli settlements “inconsistent with international law,” during a press conference in Washington DC on Monday.

“The Trump administration is reversing the Obama administration’s approach towards Israeli settlements. US public statements on settlement activities in the West Bank have been inconsistent over decades,” said Pompeo.

“We will no longer recognize Israeli settlements, as per se, inconsistent with international law. It’s based on the unique facts of history and circumstances presented by the establishment of civilian settlements in the West Bank. Our decision today does not pre-prejudice or decide legal conclusions regarding situations in any other parts of the world,” he added.

“We’ve now declared that settlements are not, per se, illegal under international law,” stressed Pompeo.


Credit: US State Department, Ruptly

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To Pompeo, “The USA is not the whole UN, [email protected]@hole….”
And that would violate UN Resolution 242 stipulating that Israel withdraw from the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights.


Nope, read the UN Charter and the text of Res.242! He’s right! Countries borders can ONLY be decided by land treaties at local level! Arabs have refused ANY land treaty! And now they also refused Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century”. Fatal error, and moreover, Abbas has been warned to accept anything Trump would propose or to forget about any Fakestinian state by MBS himself. Thus, the only map to have legitimate value under international law is… UNSC Res. 242 : “Affirms that the fulfillment of Charter principles requires the establishment of a just and lasting peace in the Middle… Read more »