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  Despite appeal from Trump, Israel plans new West Bank settlement
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Last EditedRP  Mar 31, 2017 10:07am
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News DateFriday, March 31, 2017 02:05:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionIsrael’s government approved the first West Bank settlement in two decades Thursday, creating the first serious test for President Trump’s new foray into Middle East peacemaking.

CBS Radio News correspondent Robert Berger reports the announcement came despite an appeal from President Trump directly to Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu to curb settlement activity.

While the White House pointedly avoided any specific condemnation of the announcement, however, saying only that further settlement activity “does not help advance peace” and that it expects Israel to show restraint moving forward.
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