Trump endorses Jewish settlement expansion in West Bank

Editor’s Note: I can hear the Trump-bots already, “but.. but…but what he really means is Israel must be wiped off the map.”

Donald Trump

Jerusalem Post

Donald Trump refuted the notion that halted expansion of Jewish settlements is a prerequisite for peace negotiations.

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump advocated for the continued building of settlements in the West Bank on Wednesday, The Daily Mail reported.

In an interview with the online news purveyor, Trump refuted the notion that halted expansion of Jewish settlements is a prerequisite for peace negotiations.

Contrary to the building magnate’s previous indication of neutrality on the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Trump rejected the proposal of a halt in new construction.

He asserted that Israel must continue to move forward with building projects, a position that directly contradicts that of both the Obama administration as well as the Palestinian peace-negotiating apparatus.

“Thousands of missiles [are] being launched into Israel. Who would put up with that? Who would stand for it?” Trump said. “I’d love to negotiate peace. But I mean a lasting peace, not a peace that lasts for two weeks and they start launching missiles again.”

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