Feb 02, 2017
By Michael Kramer
U.S. president Donald Trump has unexpectedly shifted his stance on Israel – warning prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to hold off on settlement construction.
Trump has made support for Israel a cornerstone of his foreign policy.
The White House said in a statement : “While we don’t believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace – the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders – may not be helpful in achieving that goal.”