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With bilateral agreements, Trump administration reverses Carter, Obama settlement policies


November 6, 2020

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivering remarks at Ariel University, along with U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

(JNS) -President Donald Trump completed its reversal of a legacy U.S. policy prejudiced against Israeli settlements.

The United States and Israel signed new bilateral agreements on Oct. 28 that further enhance the cooperation between the close allies in the areas of science, industrial research and agricultural.

Yet perhaps more noteworthy is that legacy "geographic restrictions" have now been removed from existing agreements.

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman noted at the ceremony that the two nations were to "sign a revision that will eliminate the geographic restriction that prohi...

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