World: The Unsettled Settlements Issue

Despite its happy outcome, the Camp David summit produced one significant conflict between the U.S. and Israel that could cloud this week's Washington peace talks. The issue: For how long a period did the Israelis agree that they would not build new settlements in the West Bank and Gaza? According to Washington, President Jimmy Carter and Premier Menachem Begin agreed that the would be a freeze on new Jewish settlements during the period that the future status of the two occupied territories was being negotiated — in short, for at freeze five years. According to Jerusalem, Begin agreed that the freeze...

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