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Axios Feb 2, 2017
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White House: no "official" position on Israeli settlements

After the Jerusalem Post reported today that Trump is opposed to new Israeli settlements, the White House put out a clarifying statement: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 ... The Trump administration has not taken an official position on settlement activity and looks forward to continuing discussions, including with Prime Minister Netanyahu when he visits with President Trump later this month.