Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is slated to announce that the United States will reject a 1978 State Department legal opinion stating that civilian settlements in the occupied West Bank are “inconsistent with international law.” This move, which is likely to anger Palestinians and further jeopardize their efforts toward statehood, also softens previously held U.S. policy on Israeli settlements.

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