Sunday, September 18, 2016 Obama fails to stop Israeli settlementsPalestinian children carry water bottles near their house on the outskirts of the West Bank village of Yatta, south of Hebron. By Josef FedermanAPFigures show that construction in occupied territories has grown since 2008JERUSALEM — In his landmark speech to the Arab world seven years ago, President Barack Obama warned that Israeli settlements on occupied territories were undermining hopes for peace. Not only did he fail to stop it, but he watched Israeli construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem thrive — despite repeated White House condemnations. But a senior Obama administration official acknowledged the settlements have continued growing significantly during the Obama years. Peter Beinart, a liberal American commentator who has been an outspoken critic of the settlements, said Obama had missed an opportunity.
Source: Bueno Aires Herald September 18, 2016 03:11 UTC