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How Trump's shift to traditional US stance on Mideast aids Netanyahu

Added: 17.02.2017 2:22 | 3 views | 0 comments

As he prepares to meet President Trump Wednesday to reset US-​Israeli relations after years of rancor with the Obama administration, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is treading a cautious path. Pressed by the right flank of his government to drop his declared commitment to the two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians, expand Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and even annex parts of the territory, the prime minister has warned that not all restraints imposed during the Obama years can be thrown off. Strengthening the alliance with the United States "requires a responsible and considered policy," Mr. Netanyahu said before leaving Israel for Washington.

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