Published: 2023-03-22 10:21
Last Updated: 2023-06-03 13:22
Tuesday, the Biden administration summoned the Israeli Occupation's Ambassador to the US Michael Herzog to the State Department, as confirmed by an American official.
This came a few hours after the US criticized the Knesset’s approval of a law permitting the resettlement of four illegal outposts evacuated back in 2005 in the West Bank.
US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman summoned the Israeli ambassador and expressed her dissatisfaction with the move taken by Netanyahu's government.
The US Department of State released the following statement attributed to the Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel:
"Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman met with Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Herzog today in Washington, D.C. The Deputy Secretary conveyed U.S. concern regarding legislation passed by the Israeli Knesset rescinding important aspects of the 2005 Disengagement Law, including the prohibition on establishing settlements in the northern West Bank. They also discussed the importance of all parties refraining from actions or rhetoric that could further inflame tensions leading into the Ramadan, Passover, and Easter holidays."
The Israeli Occupation Embassy in Washington declined to comment on the meeting.