Settlements of Israel and Hilary Clintons Proactive Objections



“With respect to settlements, the President was very clear when Prime Minister Netanyahu was here. He wants to see a stop to settlements – not some settlements, not outposts, not natural growth exceptions. We think it is in the best interests of the effort that we are engaged in that settlement expansion cease. That is our position. That is what we have communicated very clearly, not only to the Israelis but to the Palestinians and others. And we intend to press that point.”
Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton in a joint press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit – May 28, 2009
“And yes, I underscored the longstanding American policy that does not accept the legitimacy of continued settlements.”
Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton at AIPAC – March 22, 2009
“First, we want to see a stop to settlement construction, additions, natural growth – any kind of settlement activity. That is what the President has called for.”
Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton in an interview with Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera – May 19, 2009
“…Settlements have to be stopped in order for us to move forward. That’s a difficult issue. I recognize that, but it’s an important one and it has to be addressed.”
President Barack Obama in a press conference with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel – May 18, 2009