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US 'Troubled' by Acceleration of Israeli Settlement Building

The United States has rebuked Israel for the Jewish nation's plans to accelerate building of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank in the face of mounting international concern. "This significant expansion of the settlement activity poses a serious and growing threat to the viability of a two-state solution," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday. In the latest approvals, an Israeli military planning committee revealed plans for 463 housing units in...

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