Continuing the development/story of the West Bank …. Israel and Palestine! History …. Part 3
On 12/28/16, the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned that support of settlements in the West Bank by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would undermine any hope of a two state solution to resolve its decades-long conflict with the Palestinians. This policy of a two state solution which has been in effect for over 50 years, was what prompted the U.S. to support the recent censure of Israel by the United Nations for its continuing to build settlements in the West Bank. Shortly after Secretary Kerry’s speech, the republican President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that he would no longer allow Israel to be treated with disdain.
In short, the U.S. policy of a two state solution is a result of the U.N. Resolution 242 which was established after the 1967 Six Day War. Below is a copy of the resolution, followed up by the points of view regarding the West Bank…
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