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White House denies settlement annexation talks with Israel

AFP  |  Washington 

The today flatly denied Israeli claims that talks are underway to annex land claimed by Palestinians, in a rare public show of disunity.

Israeli said he had been in talks with about annexing settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move that could shatter a peace process that is already on life support.

That was denied by Josh Raffel, who works closely with

"Reports that the discussed with an annexation plan for the are false," he said.

"The and have never discussed such a proposal, and the president's focus remains squarely on his Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 07:45 IST