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(IsraelNN.com) US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice said there is no question regarding US opinion on major Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. Speaking to Israel Radio, Rice said she is sorry that people have tried to create confusion, but there was an agreement between the two countries on April 14th of last year regarding major Israeli population centers in Judea and Samaria – that they will continue to exist.
|(IsraelNN.com) US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice says Washington’s position on Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria is clear. In an interview with Israel Radio, Rice said Israel and the US agreed on April 14th last year that final status negotiations with the Arabs must take into account demographic realities on the ground, which include major Israeli population centers.|
“The American view is that while we will not prejudice the outcome of final status negotiations… the existing major Israeli population centers will have to be taken into account in any final status negotiations,” Rice said.