How does U.S. settlement decision impact coalition talks? – analysis

As dramatic as the announcement was, it’s not clear that it will do much in terms of untangling our current political knot.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement that the US no longer considers Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria to be illegal was a dramatic one, reversing the position that the State Department has held for over four decades.

And it was made at a dramatic time, after an unprecedented two elections in one year, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failing to put together a coalition twice and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz having two days left until his deadline for the third attempt at forming a government.

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