Trump and Netanyahu Will Continue Discussion on Settlement Policy

AP/Sebastian Scheiner

The Times of Israel reports: WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will continue trying to reach a mutual understanding on Israeli settlement activity, the administration said Wednesday night, hours after the leaders concluded their first summit since Trump took office last month.

In the meeting, the president “reiterated his desire for peace throughout the Middle East” and “a comprehensive agreement that would end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” according to a White House readout of the discussion.

But when it came to the contentious issue of Israel’s continued West Bank settlement construction — which Trump told Netanyahu he wanted him to “hold back” on during their joint press conference earlier in the day — they had yet to finalize an approach.

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