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  7/10/2012, Tammuz 20, 5772

US Does Not Accept Levy Committee Report

The United States announced, Monday evening, that it does not accept the conclusions of a committee headed by former Supreme Court justice Edmond Levy that Israel's presence in Judea and Samaria does not qualify as occupation and that unauthorized Jewish communities must therefore by authorized.

Responding to a reporter's question at the State Department's daily media briefing, Director Patrick Ventrell of the State Department's press office said, "We do not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity and we oppose any effort to legalize settlement outposts.”