In what might be a first, Israeli settler leaders will be attending the inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday. And these settlers see hopeful signs for big changes in US policy toward Israel and the Palestinians.
The Israeli government is scrambling to contain the fallout from the first UN Security Council resolution since 1979 to condemn Israel over its settlements in Palestinian territory, after the US refused to block the resolution as it has traditionally done.
Israeli authorities on Wednesday approved the construction of 463 homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, the watchdog Peace Now said, despite growing international criticism over such projects.
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