Scrolling news:

US questions Israel commitment to two-state solution

31st Jul 2015
US questions Israel commitment to two-state solution

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. spoke with Israel about getting the Palestinian “peace process back on track,” one day after Tel Aviv approved construction of new housing units in the West Bank, the State Department said Thursday.

Spokesman Mark Toner said the settlement expansion threatened the two-state solution and questioned Israel’s “commitment” to finding a resolution to the crisis.

“We have made our profound concerns about continued settlement construction clear to Israel’s leaders, obviously publicly, but also privately,” he said.

“We oppose steps to advance construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and we view settlements as illegitimate”.

The U.S. on Wednesday condemned Israel’s moves to expand settlements in the occupied West Bank and urged actions that would jeopardize the two-state process.

The condemnation came just hours after Tel Aviv granted approval for the construction of 300 new housing units in the settlement of Beit El, as well as a planning approval to build nearly 500 housing units in a number of settlements in East Jerusalem.

International law views East Jerusalem and the West Bank as occupied territories and deems illegal any construction of Israeli settlements on the land.

Author: Esra Kaymak
[Photo: Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian kid during a protest against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel and the Israeli Wall of Shame, the separation barrier between Israel and the West Bank, on September 26, 2014 in Salwad village, eastern Ramallah, West Bank. Photographer: Shadi Hatem/Anadolu Agency]

Leave a Comment

What is 5 + 7 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

Latest Tweets