Israeli leader's settlement vow complicates Trump's task
August 30, 2017
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's vow to never evacuate Jewish settlements from occupied land drew outrage Tuesday from Palestinians and complicated matters for the Trump administration's would-be peace envoys as they try to restart talks.
The Palestinians called on the White House to intervene, and visiting U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres challenged Netanyahu's comments, reiterating the international community's opposition to Israeli settlements.
Well over 100 settlements dot the West Bank and a string of U.S.-led peace plans over the past two decades h...