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White House says Israel's new settlement activity undermines peace process

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 01:05

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the Obama administration is disappointed by Israel's plan for a new settlement building in the West Bank. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The White House sharply criticized Israel on Wednesday over its plan for a new settlement building in the West Bank that the White House says undermines the peace process and contradicts assurances from Jerusalem. "We did receive public assurances from the Israeli government that contradict this announcement," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at a news briefing. "I guess when we're talking about how good friends treat one another, that's a source of serious concern as well."

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White House says Israel's new settlement activity undermines peace process

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 01:05