US: Israel broke its word on new settlements

CNN: The United States issued an unusually strong rebuke Wednesday of Israel's plan to build new housing tracts in the West Bank.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest called the announced construction a setback to peace in the region and suggested the Israeli government had broken its word.

"We did receive public assurances from the Israeli government that contradict this announcement," he said. "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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