American-Israeli scientific cooperation affects the occupied West Bank and the Golan Heights

Pompeo: "the settlements do not necessarily violate international law."

Jerusalem24 – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intends to remove the obstacle to scientific cooperation between Israel and the United States at Ariel University in the West Bank and research centers in the Golan.

Agreements in this regard will be signed in the presence of the US ambassador to Israel David Friedman, following the announcement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that “the settlements do not necessarily violate international law.”

Informed sources indicated that this means that “the agreement will allow cooperation with all universities and academic institutions in Israel, including, for the first time, Ariel University and other research and development centers in the Golan Heights and the West Bank.”

The new agreement will replace the memorandum of understanding signed in 1972 by the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Yitzhak Rabin, which stated that “cooperative projects will not be managed in the geographical areas that were administered by the government of Israel after June 1967.”

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