Experts Differ on EU Move to Label Israeli Settlement Products

Khalil Jahshan, executive director of the Arab Center in Washington, says that from the very beginning, settlements were a major hurdle to the U.S.-sponsored two-state solution.

“Because how can you pursue a peace process based on the concept of exchanging land for peace when half of the formula is defunct; if there is no land to exchange for peace, then there is no peace,” he said.

Jahshan added that while the U.S. official position has been that the settlements are an impediment to peace, the U.S. has not taken actions comparable to the EU move.

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