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A deal with Trump re ‘settlement blocs’?

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Published: 19 November 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Lieberman raises idea of building freeze beyond main settlement ‘blocs’ – BICOM 17.11.16
Israel's defence minister says government should seek agreement with Trump to recognise main settlement blocs.

And see:

Settlement stumbling blocs – Lara Friedman & Hagit Ofran – Haaretz 16.05.08
‘Settlement bloc’ is an informal term. Israel has never formally defined the blocs. Neither the Palestinians nor the international community recognise settlements in blocs as having any special status, compared to other settlements. And construction in the blocs was barred under Phase I of the Road Map. In any future negotiation over settlements and territory, the hardest issue to resolve is not going to be the fate of small and isolated settlements but the fate of the ‘settlement blocs’, which and how much of them Israel will want to keep and how connection to Israel can be achieved without destroying contiguity and viability of a Palestinian state.

An unwise fixation with settlement ‘blocs’
March 15, 2016


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