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Trump presidency already altering Israeli-Palestinian politics

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Published: 24 January 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Trump presidency is already altering Israeli-Palestinian politics – Ian Fisher – The New York Times 22.01.17
Just days old, the Trump presidency is already reshaping politics between Israelis and Palestinians, on issues from the location of the American Embassy to possible annexation of a major settlement bloc to whether Palestinians are on the edge of a renewed revolt.

Israel okays 2,500 new settlement homes, 2 days after PM talks to Trump – Judah Ari Gross – The Times of Israel 24.01.17
‘We’re building — and will continue to build,’ Netanyahu says; Liberman also seeks green light for Palestinian industrial zone

566 new Jewish East Jerusalem homes green-lighted
- The Times of Israel 22.01.17
Dep. Mayor of Jerusalem: ‘The rules of the game have changed with Donald Trump’s arrival as president. We no longer have our hands tied as in the time of Barack Obama. Now we can finally build.’ Plans also in process for thousands more homes in East Jerusalem.

Netanyahu pledges unrestricted construction in East Jerusalem, settlement blocs
– Barak Ravid – Haaretz 22.01.17
Lifting of restrictions from political pressure was one of the reasons ministers agreed to postpone a scheduled vote on annexation of the West Bank settlement Ma'ale Adumim. Netanyahu offers Palestinians a ‘state minus’. Bennett and Akunis urge abandonment of two-state solution.

Amona residents renew protest as relocation deal falters
– The Times of Israel 23.01.17
West Bank settlers say Netanyahu, Bennett ‘betrayed us’ with compromise, claim they are no longer bound by agreement. Demand enactment of Regularisation Law that includes Amona.


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