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Israeli settlers celebrate the Jewish Purim holiday on al-Shuhada Street in the divided West Bank town of Hebron on March 21. Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After A Decade Of Netanyahu, Hopes Fade For A Palestinian State

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Some residents of the Israeli settlement Eli, shown here in 2016, have been renting out properties there using Airbnb. David Vaaknin for The Washington Post /Getty Images hide caption

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A Palestinian man walks near a construction site of a new housing unit in a neighborhood in East Jerusalem known to Jewish settlers as Har Homa and to Palestinians as Jabal Abu Ghneim. The Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of a future state and object to Israeli building there and throughout the West Bank. Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital. Mahmoud Illean/AP hide caption

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved more than 3,000 new settler homes, including at least 20 in Beit El. Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Jewish Settlement In The West Bank Has Ties To Trump Administration

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A Palestinian man walks near a construction site for new Israeli housing in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Homa in September. The Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as a capital of a future state and object to Israeli building in the eastern part of the city and throughout the West Bank. Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital. Mahmoud Illean/AP hide caption

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry laid out his vision for peace between Israel and the Palestinians Wednesday. In the more than hourlong address, Kerry criticized Jewish settlements in the West Bank as an impediment to peace. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.N. Security Council has condemned Israel's construction of settlements, with Ambassador Samantha Power saying the project hurts Israel's security. In this photo from March, soldiers guard the Gush Etzion junction near a cluster of settlements in the West Bank. Mahmoud Illean/AP hide caption

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blasted the European Union plan to begin labeling products produced in Israeli settlements. Sebastian Scheiner/AP hide caption

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