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Pompeo says US backing of Israeli settlements will ‘advance peace’

Pompeo says US backing of Israeli settlements will ‘advance peace’

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  1. Literally the stupidest thing I have ever heard.

  2. Sure. Just like assassinating one of irans top generals was a de-escalation technique. These guys arent stupid, they just think we are.

  3. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/top-us-diplomat-says-backing-israeli-settlements-west-bank-will-advance-peace) reduced by 78%. (I’m a bot)
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    > The United States' backing of Israel's illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank will advance Israeli-Palestinian peace, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo affirmed on Wednesday.

    > He went on to say that the US was "Disavowing the deeply flawed" 1978 memorandum under President Jimmy Carter, written by then-State Department legal adviser Herbert Hansell, that deemed all Israeli settlements beyond the 1949 armistice lines as illegal – in step with international law regarding the presence of civilian settlements in occupied territories.

    > In a reversal of four decades of US policy, Pompeo in November announced that the United States no longer viewed Israel's settlements on West Bank land it captured in the 1967 Middle East war as "Inconsistent with international law", essentially throwing out the 41-year-old legal opinion by Hansell which had long been the basis of US policy towards Israeli settlements.

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  4. Something tells me Pompeo has no idea what the word ‘peace’ means

  5. …and Pompeo also believes in Santa Claus. I take no advise from fools such as him.

  6. Won’t advance peace but sure is the right thing to do.

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