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Could Israel send a positive settlements signal to the world?

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Published: 10 December 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Lieberman’s words must become deeds – Ami Ayalon, Gilead Sher & Orni Petruschka – Haaretz 07.12.16
Agreement with the US to halt construction in remote settlements in exchange for recognition of the bigger blocs would signal to the world that Israel intends eventually to give up physical control outside the main blocs and would provide an opening for honest dialogue about the fate of settlers outside the main blocs.

And see:

A deal with Trump re ‘settlement blocs’? November 19, 2016
In any future negotiation over settlements and territory, the hardest issue to resolve is not going to be the fate of small and isolated settlements but the fate of the ‘settlement blocs’, which and how much of them Israel will want to keep and how connection to Israel can be achieved without destroying contiguity and viability of a Palestinian state.

Kerry: Israel must choose between settlements and two states
December 6, 2016


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