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July 10, 2012 10:45 am

White House Opposes Israeli Report on West Bank

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President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu during a bilateral meeting.

Forward/JTA – The Obama administration criticized an Israeli panel finding that West Bank settlements are legal under international law.

“We do not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity and we oppose any effort to legalize settlement outposts,” State Department Spokesman Patrick Ventrell told reporters Monday evening in answer to a question about the Levy committee report. Ventrell added that the State Department is “concerned about it, obviously.”

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