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U.S. reversal leaves settlers cheering, Palestinians fearful of next pro-Israel shift

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBENov. 23, 2019, 10:57 AM UTCBy Saphora Smith, Lawahez Jabari and Paul GoldmanFor Jewish settlers, it represented acceptance; for Palestinians betrayal; and for watchers of the conflict it was a precursor of what may come next — the annexation of parts of the West Bank.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week reversed decades of American policy when he announced that the United States will no longer consider Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank as necessarily violating international law.But the decision did not come as a surprise for many of those living on the land.For Jews living in the territori ...