Obama: Israel settlements don’t advance “cause of peace”
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's told Israel's leaders the U.S. does not consider settlement activity in the West Bank to be constructive or appropriate.
He says the activity does not advance the cause of peace.
Obama spoke at a news conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Obama says he recognizes that halting settlement activity is tough politically for Israeli leaders.