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Clinton downplyaing remarks on settlements

Over the weekend at a news conference, seen above, Clinton hailed Israel’s “unprecedented” concessions on settlement construction in the West Bank. That didn’t go over well with Palestinian and Arab leaders because Clinton had previously called for a total settlement freeze. Today, Clinton appeared to downplay her previous remarks, reports Laura Rozen over at Politico, who’s ...

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Over the weekend at a news conference, seen above, Clinton hailed Israel’s “unprecedented” concessions on settlement construction in the West Bank. That didn’t go over well with Palestinian and Arab leaders because Clinton had previously called for a total settlement freeze. Today, Clinton appeared to downplay her previous remarks, reports Laura Rozen over at Politico, who’s in Morocco, Clinton’s location for the day. As usual, anything related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict stirs mass controversy.

Photo: DAN BALILTY/AFP/Getty Images

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. @pjaroonFP

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