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Israel approves new East Jerusalem settlement houses just days right before Biden sworn in

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Israeli Key Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the Gush Etzion settlement, south of Bethlehem town, West Lender on November 19, 2019.

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Tel Aviv, Israel — The Israeli authorities has accredited the building of 780 new housing units in Jewish settlements in the West Financial institution regarded widely by the entire world as unlawful. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the development of the new households last week, just days prior to his assist for these types of moves from Washington is greatly predicted to conclusion with the changeover to the Biden administration.

The Bigger Preparing Council (HPC) of the Civil Administration on Sunday formally authorised the new building in the West Bank.

Israel seized regulate of the West Lender in 1967, and most of the globe considers design in the location unlawful. The Trump administration, having said that, has supported Netanyahu’s policies of cementing handle in excess of the

Saudi prince strongly criticizes Israel at Bahrain summit

A well known Saudi prince has offered harsh criticism of Israel at a Bahrain security summit that incorporated the digital participation of Israel’s international minister

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A notable Saudi prince harshly criticized Israel on Sunday at a Bahrain safety summit that was remotely attended by Israel’s overseas minister, displaying the issues any more bargains involving Arab states and Israel deal with in the absence of an unbiased Palestinian point out.

The fiery remarks by Prince Turki al-Faisal at the Manama Dialogue appeared to catch Israel’s foreign minister off guard, especially as Israelis obtain warm welcomes from officials in Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates next agreements to normalize ties.

Remaining unresolved by individuals promotions, even so, is the decades-prolonged