Pompeo repudiates US opposition to legality of Israeli West Bank settlements

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday, Nov. 18, that the US repudiates the 1978 State Department’s opinion that civilian West Bank settlements are inconsistent with international law, AP reports. By this step, the Trump administration weighed into Israel’s deadlocked government formation process.

“Calling the establishment of civilian settlements inconsistent with international law has not advanced the cause of peace,” Pompeo said, “The hard truth is that there will never be a judicial resolution to the conflict, and arguments about who is right and who is wrong as a matter of international law will not bring peace.”

The view runs contrary to that of the Obama administration which allowed the UN Security Council to pass a resolution declaring the settlements a “flagrant violation” of international law.

The US would not take a position on the legality of specific settlements, according to Pompeo, who added that the new policy would not extend beyond the West Bank and create a precedent for other territorial disputes. He also said that the decision did not mean the administration was prejudging the status of the West Bank in any eventual Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Even though the decision is largely symbolic, it could also give a boost to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is fighting for his political survival, say US sources. He may see it as a green light for additional construction, or even annexation, of lands claimed by the Palestinians for a future state.

DEBKAfile:  This step by the Trump administration could help break the deadlock between Netanyahu and Benny Gantz of the Kahol Lavan party by driving the last nail in that party’s prospects to form a minority government based on United Arab List support. Those prospects were already fading as Gantz neared his Wednesday midnight deadline for forming a government. The US administration’s step may also give Netanyahu a much needed helping hand for reconstituting his right wing-religious coalition by persuading the key figure Yisrael Beitenu’s Avigdor Lieberman, who has been holding out for a unity government, to jump aboard after all. By continuing to sit on the fence, Lieberman would lay himself open to the charge of missing a historic opportunity. On the other hand, Kahol Lavan may be galvanized into beating the deadline and dropping its dogged objections to Netanyahu as partner in a power-sharing deal.

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54 thoughts on “Pompeo repudiates US opposition to legality of Israeli West Bank settlements

  • Nov 18, 2019 @ 21:54 at 21:54
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    1P1V1S stands for “1 Pen-is + 1 Vag-ina = no. 1 S e x”

    • Nov 19, 2019 @ 23:02 at 23:02
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      Liberals:
      “No such thing as illegal immigrants”

      Conservatives:
      “No such thing as illegal settlements.”

      Please enjoy.

      • Nov 20, 2019 @ 15:39 at 15:39
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        ‘We, professional politicians and statesmen, can’t decide, you, the voter must decide, by voting for us.’

  • Nov 18, 2019 @ 22:14 at 22:14
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    Thanks pompeo,…..ZION it is, from everlasting to everlasting, the Lions Sceptre is with you…. God bless America

  • Nov 18, 2019 @ 22:21 at 22:21
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    This is wasted on the Israeli liberals who are ready to give Israel to the Arabs

    • Nov 19, 2019 @ 11:20 at 11:20
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      “This is wasted on the Israeli liberals who are ready to give Israel to the Arabs”

      @Rabbi Sam Popack,

      Liberalism is a mental illness, no matter what country it’s present in.

      • Nov 19, 2019 @ 23:02 at 23:02
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        Liberals:
        “No such thing as illegal immigrants”

        Conservatives:
        “No such thing as illegal settlements.”

        Please enjoy.

        • Nov 20, 2019 @ 15:41 at 15:41
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          Liberals:
          “We control”

          Conservatives:
          “We buy.”

          Please enjoy.

  • Nov 18, 2019 @ 22:24 at 22:24
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    Great news! I’ve changed my mind. Don’t impeach Trump. I love him for this.

    • Nov 18, 2019 @ 23:40 at 23:40
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      He he, sharmouta love is not news, this is solid profession.

      • Nov 20, 2019 @ 15:43 at 15:43
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        upvoted

  • Nov 18, 2019 @ 22:40 at 22:40
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    A foolish decision that is going to further erode America’s standing on the International Stage. Also once again shows the power of Jewish Money and their anti-American lobby and why Zionism needs to undergo a Pogrom in the US.

    • Nov 19, 2019 @ 0:45 at 0:45
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      Putz.

      • Nov 19, 2019 @ 3:01 at 3:01
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        America a coward, ehGT100? Kiss my grits !!

    • Nov 19, 2019 @ 1:07 at 1:07
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      @APACWin… President Obama offered both the Palestinians & Iran a Pathway to Change, Reform & Seek a Culture of Peace when he Condemned Settlements much as President Carter did by Undermine Shah Reforms in Favor of Revolution & against Israel on Settlement. Iran chose more Chaos and Palestinians Refused 12 Peace Proposal including Camp Clinton’s David. Next time accept offers of Peace instead Having Open Hands of Ca$h & then Misusing the Money on Weapons, Rockets, & Arafat’s Dying with Billion$.

    • Nov 19, 2019 @ 2:43 at 2:43
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      awin, who do you take for a fool? hitler tried his mega-pogrom, and now germany is over run with sharia screaming maniacs. You think the USA is foolish enough to duplicate this paradigm?

    • Nov 19, 2019 @ 6:38 at 6:38
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      This person Natzi Troll is advocating murder of Jewish People! Debka should report him to the FBI and Police!

    • Nov 19, 2019 @ 11:31 at 11:31
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      “Also once again shows the power of Jewish Money and their anti-American lobby and why Zionism needs to undergo a Pogrom in the US.”

      @ “A Win for APAC and Loss for America”,

      -B-U-L-L-F-E-A-T-H-E-R-S!

      Such a great name your handlers thought of for you: wear that dunce cap with pride!

    • Nov 20, 2019 @ 15:45 at 15:45
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      rien ne vas plus

  • Nov 18, 2019 @ 22:53 at 22:53
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    Hitlers son supports another Genocide may both your names rot!

  • Nov 18, 2019 @ 22:59 at 22:59
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    According to The Torah the Natzi above is wrong! The more America Blesses Israel the More America will Be Blessed! G-D always keeps his Word whereas Natzis and Islamic Dictators never do they only like power and don’t care who they hurt in name of a fake ideology! It’s funny how the Natzis are trying to convince the world to hate all Jews and Israel just like their Meinkamp and Protocols of Zion forgeries and devil worshipping Aryan cults that have pushed Americans to enact LGBT legislation through Obama, Euthanasia, and murdering 9 month old fetuses and new born children! Natzis are destroying American culture with pure hatred!

    • Nov 18, 2019 @ 23:21 at 23:21
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      One Zionist one bullet!

      • Nov 19, 2019 @ 1:18 at 1:18
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        Zionists Also Believed, Invited & Agreed in Creating, Sharing & Recognizing Palestine State in 1948 as well. Jordan was Created in 1922 by UK and took Palestinians Land for King Hussein Family Booted out of Saudi Arabia, No One Utter a Word? Gaza was Returned in 2006 in Totality Look How Palestinians Have Ruin & Still Run Gaza? Waiting Centuries, Decades & 8 Years While Missing Opportunities is only on Palestinians and Iranians. Palestinians want Peace, make a Move Now! Iran Change or Stay the Same?

      • Nov 19, 2019 @ 11:45 at 11:45
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        “One Zionist one bullet!”

        @Shaniqua,

        One Shaniqua, one dunce cap to share with the poster whose handlers couldn’t think of a better name other than: “A Win for APAC and Loss for America”.

        Maybe Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Syria can all together raise enough money to buy that second dunce cap so the two of you won’t have to share just one.

      • Nov 19, 2019 @ 16:05 at 16:05
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        one vigger two bullets

    • Nov 21, 2019 @ 12:33 at 12:33
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      Yeah, Israel, the people

      Devarim 29:11: … Now IF you obey me FULLY and keep my covenant, THEN out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, You will be for me a kingdom of PRIESTS *note [not judges] and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.”

      note. not a nation of judges

  • Nov 18, 2019 @ 23:06 at 23:06
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    What rubbish, where is the blessing that America should have received over the last 60 years. America is in decline, why was America better in 1960, 1980, 2000 than today? Their is no blessing because Israel can only be established when the Messiah returns. This is a Zionist scam for gulable Christians. As you rightly said God is not a LIAR so then where is the blessings if what you are saying is backed by truth? Its why America was far better off before this Criminal Enterprise that we call Israel was established. Read pastor Texe Marrs and see how America has sinned and why its been punished.

    • Nov 19, 2019 @ 0:37 at 0:37
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      Hmmm, same negative view of the Bible but different name this time. America has been greatly blessed and continues to be so with the tremendous Israel supporting actions taken by President Trump. It is likely that parts of America are being punished for their wickedness (California comes to mind) but the USA is still here, still strong, still master of the Reserve Currency, still outwitting the left wing/anti-God/Democrats, still printing the Number 1 most popular book in the world (the Holy Bible), still honoring the Bill of Rights (kind-of-mostly), still allowing citizens to own guns, still allowing citizens to worship freely, still running a 24/7/365 power grid, still have way too many grocery stores/banks/fuel stations/etc, still have freedom to say God Bless America!

      With that said, do not ever doubt that the earth will be tremendously punished at some point in the future for the growing wickedness slowly consuming all nations. That’s one reason why a soul should want to be saved from that future event. Oh yeah, Jesus saves.
      Peace.

      • Nov 19, 2019 @ 1:31 at 1:31
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        What does any of this have to do with America getting rewarded via this myth? So if this dogma had any truth America should be for more prosperous that it was then. But its not, we have been lied to and media and bigtech is controlled by these fat white jews. Same thing happened in Europe and the same solution will eventually have to be used here as it has for centuries across Europe. There has always been a reason for the Pogroms, AOC is right its time to deal to these issues and bring back the camps like we did to the japs in WW2, ee just need sn executive order and its done!

      • Nov 19, 2019 @ 12:06 at 12:06
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        ” Oh yeah, Jesus saves.
        Peace.”

        @TexasDave,

        When the proper time comes for all to be fulfilled, we’ll all get to see who ACTUALLY DOES IT.

        Peace.

    • Nov 19, 2019 @ 2:35 at 2:35
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      NEWS FLASH H REYNOLDS ISRAEL WAS ESTABLISHED 3000 YRS AGO. by the way as long as the arabs 5 yr olds are taught MEIN KAMP in there schools translated from german to arabic expect israel to grow stronger then a regional superpower it is expect more arab humiliation when they declare full war and the mighty IDF wins 4 times now eat your heart out NEVER AGAIN MEANS NEVER AGAIN

    • Nov 19, 2019 @ 6:31 at 6:31
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      You are a Natzi supporting troll! You know your life is worthless when you only live to hate and bash Jews and no other meaning but hatred in your life! This is what destroys America people like you!

    • Nov 19, 2019 @ 10:25 at 10:25
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      Over the last 60 years America has not blessed Israel with real support. America conditioned its support on relinquishing Jerusalem, the beating heart of Israel, to the enemy. Trump is showing what real support looks like and America has indeed been richly blessed during his time in office, despite the savage attacks on his Presidency from the Globalist 5th column.

      I find it funny that anti-semites think they know Judaism better than Jews. Maimonides explains that the only difference between exile & redemption is control of the land. Israel can be restored at any time, and the Messiah is the man who will restore the Davidic Monarchy.

      • Nov 21, 2019 @ 12:36 at 12:36
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        fck rambam, j e w bol loc ks, he lied

    • Nov 19, 2019 @ 11:51 at 11:51
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      Heather Reynolds: take your MEDS immediately as your post clearly indicates that you’re way over due!

      • Nov 19, 2019 @ 12:01 at 12:01
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        Heather Reynolds: it may be necessary to share your MEDS with Shaniqua, as that poster likely needs them as much as you do and there may not be enough to go around at that Ku Klux Klan rally both of you are attending.

    • Nov 19, 2019 @ 12:12 at 12:12
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      ” Read pastor Texe Marrs and see how America has sinned and why its been punished.”

      @ Heather Reynolds,

      Yes……………………..anyone who has paid any attention to “Pastor” Tex Marrs has truly sinned.

  • Nov 18, 2019 @ 23:28 at 23:28
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    I’m definitely not saying the Knesset should officially thank for the Iranian leader speech about Jews and Israel of 3 days ago, but some sort of recognition for antagonizing America for the benefit of Jerusalem has to be done. As a minimum naming after him the Atarot recycling site right near Jerusalem.

  • Nov 18, 2019 @ 23:35 at 23:35
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    Thank you Mike Pompeo. It would be nice if you would contact me about the tape of me that was made many years ago when I was a student at Ludlam Elementary. If you have not heard it there is some very important information on it. You can contact me via my website at http://www.TheMitzvahProject.org.

  • Nov 19, 2019 @ 0:38 at 0:38
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    Thank you Lord Jesus Christ the only Begotten Son of God! Mike Pompeo too is a believer in Jesus Christ. Great work for America and President Trump! God bless Israel’s Jews and Christians.

    • Nov 19, 2019 @ 1:05 at 1:05
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      Random Acts of Trumpness are truly overwhelming.

  • Nov 19, 2019 @ 1:32 at 1:32
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    I am more concerned how administration decisions concerning Israel will play out in the States at this point. America is deeply divided. Just about any decision this White House makes about anything reverberates through this highly partisan atmosphere. Obama’s decisions were contraversial, and Trump’s, just as much.
    Makes sense to try to break the deadlock between Israel’s political parties, but no guarantees that at the end of the day, many opinions will change all that much.

    • Nov 19, 2019 @ 10:30 at 10:30
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      Prior to Trump there was bipartisan faux support. Today the Democrats are outwardly hostile and the Republicans are truly supportive. I’ll take real support from one party over faux support from both, any day. Trump is making moves that will be very difficult for a future President to reverse.

  • Nov 19, 2019 @ 1:58 at 1:58
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    It is not haram, and it is fully permissible for Abu Mazen to die of exploding gall bladder as a sign of maxim regret and repentance for the sin of khrushchevian diplomacy and disastrous outcomes during his pretended leadership as PLO chairman.

  • Nov 19, 2019 @ 5:12 at 5:12
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    The land is Israel’s.

    • Nov 19, 2019 @ 13:26 at 13:26
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      @Bozo the Clown, no its Palestinian Land that has been stolen by the fake white Jewish settlers who converted to Judaism in the 8 century. If you took at Tommy’s repost two days ago you will see that even in the bible the Ashkenazi are listed as the children from the bloodline of Gomer who is the brother of Magog. Gen 10:3 and that Magog was a Empire close to Crimea.

      • Nov 20, 2019 @ 8:10 at 8:10
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        Another flaming ignoramus anti-semite who doesnt know that Ashkenaz refers to Jews who keep German-Jewish customs, not descendants of Ashkenaz from the Bible. SMH

  • Nov 19, 2019 @ 17:01 at 17:01
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    @rebbe and Tommy, allow me to ask a simple question, how did Ashkenazi get converted?…was a prophet sent to them?… who were their rabbis and teachers of the laws?… who influenced them up to the level of the king?.or did Ashkenazi get converted by themselves….. historically religious conversation takes a form engineered by those who practice it from it’s Root, either by teaching like Christian apostles from Jerusalem,by the sword like in Islami conquest or influence like Judaism.. I think there is a missing Link….. please clarify

    • Nov 19, 2019 @ 18:43 at 18:43
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      You are correct that the conversation was a forced one. The Khazarian people practiced a dark religious system and used to prey on their neighbors, so in disgust the 3 major Empire’s sent there emissaries to Khazaria to deliver an ultimatum. That was to choose one of the religions of the book or be exterminated. The thinking was that the worship of G-d and not the demons would cause a change in the behavior of thos people. The Khazarian King knowing that The threat was real put his scholars to work and they chose Dark Babylonian Judaism due to it been similar to the religion that they practiced. This was the largest conversation to Judaism in history, sadly nothing changes and after waiting 2 centuries the Persian, Russian and Byzantine Empires attacked and the Khazarians fled into Eastern Europe.
      https://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/03/08/the-hidden-history-of-the-incredibly-evil-khazarian-mafia/

      • Nov 20, 2019 @ 8:13 at 8:13
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        veteranstoday, lol…infowars for leftist morons

  • Nov 19, 2019 @ 18:52 at 18:52
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    This article focuses more on the Jewish sources which whitewash the backstory. The New Jewish Encyclopedia moves on to say that Khazarian “Jews” spread across Europe, and some moved to places like Poland.[4] “During that early period Jews seemed to have enjoyed a privileged status, evidenced from current tales about a Jewish king in Poland, and from the fact that some polish coins had Hebrew inscriptions… VT has had possibly dozens of related articles over the last many years focusing on different aspects of this story, so if you are interested just start reading. They include all the sources so you can go read up further.
    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/04/10/the-jews-of-khazaria/

    • Nov 20, 2019 @ 10:49 at 10:49
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      “veteranstoday” web site: as BOGUS as it gets.

  • Nov 19, 2019 @ 22:06 at 22:06
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    @samatha, that script is riddled with make believe storied and devoid of facts,.. for a start,talmud was started by exiled Jews in Babylonia BC ages, The claim of khazas scholars come up with talmud is so errornous
    Religion practiced as a cover-up cannot survive test of time because it’s objective oriented,it disappears with the goals,…. that’s not today Judaism which is truly by faith.
    …then I’m looking for clear links between Ashkenazi and khazas in your argument,….. and the author cannot tell us to bear with him on matters error, how do you even present such as a research document
    ……. those stories don’t add up

  • Nov 19, 2019 @ 23:44 at 23:44
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    pompus and yahu are dirty hairy sharmoutas that humbpack their hairy back holes with diseased dog hairy humping and sharmuta mothas

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