A picture taken on January 30, 2018 shows the Israeli controversial separation wall surrounding a Palestinian residential area in Kufr Aqab of East Jerusalem. AFP / ABBAS MOMANI
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he had discussed legislation with the United States that would annex settlements in the occupied West Bank, but the White House denied it in a rare show of disunity.Annexing settlements would severely damage remaining prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and draw international outrage, but Netanyahu has been under heavy political pressure to support it.Some Israeli media interpreted the comments as the first time Netanyahu expressed support for annexing the settlements.But when it became clear the U.S. was not confirming the remarks, Netanyahu issued a clarification.Netanyahu faces pressure from right-wing politicians to move ahead with legislation that would apply Israeli sovereignty to settlements in the West Bank.
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