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Israel’s settlement plans ‘concern’ State Dept.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/israels_settlement_plans_concern_state_dept_20110315

The Obama administration expressed "deep concern" about new settlement building plans announced by Israel in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack. "The United States is deeply concerned by continuing Israeli actions with respect to settlements in the West Bank," State Department spokeswoman Tanya Powell said in a statement. "Continued Israeli settlements are illegitimate and run counter to efforts to resume direct negotiations."

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