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Biden ices Netanyahu as differences grow over settlements, judicial overhaul

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu knows that at some point there would be a heavy diplomatic price to pay vis-a-vis the Biden administration over his government’s push for settlement expansion.
A road sign points the way to the West Bank settlement of Homesh, northern Samaria, West Bank, April 19, 2005.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre expressed on Thursday Washington’s dismay over recent moves by the Israeli government for expanding West Bank settlements, echoing similar statements earlier in the week by other senior American officials.

Jean-Pierre noted that the Biden administration strongly opposes any unilateral measures that exacerbate tensions. “Settlement expansion and construction in the heart of the West Bank, including the legalization of outposts, create facts on the ground that undermine a two-state solution,” she noted.

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