Israeli settlements: UN Security Council calls for an end BBC
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About 500,000 Jews live in about 140 settlements built since Israel's 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The settlements are considered illegal under international law, though Israel disputes this. The resolution reflects an international consensus that the growth of Israeli settlement-building has come to threaten the viability of a Palestinian state in any future peace deal.Trump's commitment to move the US embassy to Jerusalem only inflames matters more.
At the base of it all is of course the shifting-border heritage argument. The Israeli response to the news goes something like: "Who gave you the right to deny us our eternal right in Jerusalem?"