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The US state Department: Israeli settlements do not contribute to the peace process

State Department spokesman Heather Nauert gave on the eve of a briefing to the press, which again confirmed that the settlement activity of the Israelis is not conducive to the peace process.

About it writes on Wednesday, June 21, the website of the newspaper «gaarets».

This statement was made in response to a question from reporters, which he formulated as follows: «If the government of Israel will freeze or stop settlement construction, it will accelerate the peace process?» What the state Department spokesman replied: «the President’s Position is clear and unchanged: settlements do not help to reach peace with the Palestinians.»

Earlier in the day in Jerusalem, hosted a meeting of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu-in-law of the President of trump and his closest adviser Jared Kushner, which was also attended by the special representative of the President of the United States in the middle East Jason Greenblatt and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

Reuters notes that in Jerusalem did not disclose details of the meeting Kouchner and Netanyahu had no comment on the content of their conversation.

However, Washington reported that Kouchner’s visit is part of a campaign for the return of Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table and the beginning of a new phase of the peace process. The white house promises that Greenblatt and Kushner will be a frequent guest in Israel.

The US state Department: Israeli settlements do not contribute to the peace process 21.06.2017

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