Responding to Friedman, a Palestinian official said to The Guardian that "Israel occupies 100% of the West Bank" and that if he were "a USA citizen I would be extremely concerned that my ambassador in Israel is using his position to try to emphasize the importance of settlements to Israel".
Breaking with longstanding American policy, the US ambassador to Israel sought to legitimize Jewish settlements in the West Bank and minimized the extent of the Israeli occupation.
"I think that was always the expectation when resolution 242 was adopted in 1967", he said, referring to the United Nations security council resolution made at the end of the six-day war, when Israeli forces occupied the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
"So there was always supposed to be some notion of expansion into the West Bank, but not necessarily expansion into the entire West Bank".
The US' ambassador to Israel has been admonished by Washington DC for giving an interview in which he suggested that only two per cent of land in the West Bank is occupied by Israel. He said in a statement that "such positions undermine ongoing efforts toward achieving a just and lasting peace between Israel and Palestine", based on 1967 borders. And I think that's exactly what, you know, Israel has done. He said that "she loves Israel, we all love Israel. I mean, they're only occupying 2 percent of the West Bank", Friedman told Walla.
"His latest statement about Israel "occupying only 2% of the West Bank"... is not only false and misleading but contradict [s] worldwide law, United Nations resolutions and also the historical USA position", Erekat said, adding that "Israel is internationally recognized as the occupying power over 100% of Palestine". "We're trying to get it done right, not done fast".
The two sides also broke contacts after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah movement, which controls the West Bank, forged an unexpected pact with Hamas on the governance of the Gaza Strip earlier this month.
Saudi Arabia's Royal Court announced that decision to publish, n women will be allowed to drive a driver's license announced. The kingdom's dress code requires women to wear an abaya (cloak) and veil, though the latter is selectively enforced.
Spurs will be without Victor Wanyama , due to a knee injury, while Erik Lamela and Danny Rose also remain sidelined. It's so important and we need time to engage everything, to have different alternatives to play and try to win.
While Homeland Security may not be the traditional committee of jurisdiction over health care issues, it is chaired by GOP Sen. McCain spokeswoman Julie Tarallo said the senator is continuing to "review" the text Cassidy introduced last week .
The Department of State will also issue a travel warning advising Americans not to travel to the country . "So some U.S. Some of the attacks have taken place in Cuban hotels, though no American tourists are known to have been hurt.
The Guardian described the breach as a "deep embarrassment" for the company in part because it advises clients on cybersecurity. Deloitte confirmed to the Guardian that it had been hacked, but played down how many clients may have been impacted .
At the press conference, the prime minster also raised the issue of North Korea's nuclear and missile development. Abe could also profit from disarray in the main opposition Democratic Party, which is now trailing the LDP.
The EU's top official has declared it will take "miracles" for Brexit talks to move on to their next phase by the end of October. The German Chancellor was said to have "welcomed" the speech and described "good progress" in negotiations this week.
The victor of Barty's meeting with world number four Pliskova will face either Muguruza or Ostapenko in the semi-finals. But I think it's even better to play matches because you get used them, and you're more confident.
The House Oversight and Government Reform committee sent detailed records requests to the White House and 24 federal agencies. Ruben Gallego, R-Ariz.; Ted Lieu, D-Calif.; Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich.; Jamie Raskin, D-Md.; and Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash.
Thirty people were injured when a device exploded on a packed commuter tube while the train was in the station at Parsons Green. Ms Rudd said the police were trying to find out how the teenager, the first to be arrested, was "radicalised".
"Customers will be contacted directly about this small number of cancellations and offered alternative flights or full refunds". Ryanair is under pressure to publish a full list of the flights it plans to cancel every day amid growing anger among customers.
Apples for Sale: iPhone 8 and 8Plus release in India
As is typical for Apple , customers will have to get separate accessories to in order to use their device's fast charging feature. Flipkart is offering a 52% buyback deal on iPhone 8 and 8 Plus when you will upgrade to a newer iPhone 15 months later.
Catalan leaders vow to push forward on referendum
He is also reluctant to open a Pandora's box in a fragile decentralised Spain where regions have differing levels of autonomy. Barcelona is a city of peace, proud of its diversity and with a strong cosmopolitan and pro-European vocation.
Amazon adds several new devices to the Echo family
You will be able to ask Alexa in the auto to give you directions, play music, make a call, control your smart home and much more. The speaker comes loaded with Alexa and it can be used to trigger multiple actions like opening a garage door and more.
Women now allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia
But the campaigner said the battle is not over, with a major setback for women in Saudi Arabia that needs to "disappear". Social media campaigns such as "I am my own guardian" and " Saudi Women Can Drive" swiftly gained traction online.
Spain Accuses 2 Catalan Independence Leaders of Sedition
The ministry said they would back up Catalonia's separate police force, called Mossos d'Esquadra, which would remain in charge. That support has been waning in recent months as Spain's national and regional economies have begun thriving.
Trump Made Insecure by Size of Macron's
The two-hour spectacle included tanks rolling down the Champs Elysees and helicopters and fighter jets flying overhead. Trump marveled at the French parade, especially its "representatives from different wars and different uniforms".
Suu Kyi treads fine line on Rohingya tragedy
Anika said she was able to escape in the confusion and friendly people helped her get across the river Naf to Bangladesh. If what she said is not a lie then let the world media in, so that they can see whether we are tortured or we are happy.
Google Launches 'Tez' In India
Google is also encouraging merchants to set up a business channel so they will be able to easily accept payments using Tez . PayTM on the other hand requires users to store money in the app and replace the amounts once spent.