March 12th, 2010
06:33 PM ET
11 years ago

Clinton: Israeli announcement of new settlements 'insulting'

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Washington (CNN) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CNN Friday that Israel's announcement of new settlement construction in disputed territory in East Jerusalem was "insulting" to the United States.

The Israeli announcement came during Vice President Joe Biden's visit this week to Israel. It complicated U.S. efforts to set up so-called proximity talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, the latest attempt to nudge the two sides back toward talking directly.

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  1. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Israel will never change because they don't have to and the U.S. will not stand against them. We will always be in the Middle East as long as Israel is our friend and money talks.

    March 12, 2010 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  2. Peter E

    Fun fact: about 50% of all US government foreign aid goes solely to Israel, and Israel uses most of that money for further arms purchases from the US and Britain. Just for you to know where your taxpayer money actually goes... A small country with a population barely equal to New York City's. They dictate half our foreign policy...

    March 12, 2010 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
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