The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. U.S. Criticizes Israeli Plans to Seize Palestinian Land

    Just when things were quieting down, Israel has decided to appropriate nearly 1,000 acres of West Bank land near Bethlehem for a Jewish settlement. The move — viewed as punishment for the murder of three Israeli teens — is said to be Israel’s largest land seizure in 30 years and has triggered a new wave of criticism. American leaders are calling it “counterproductive” to peace, while Palestinian leaders warn it will create more hard-line enemies of Israel.

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