State Dept. confirms US views Israel’s control over West Bank as ‘occupation’
“This has been the longstanding position of previous administrations of both parties over the course of many decades,” he said.
But under the staunchly pro-Israel Trump, the annual human rights report renamed the section on “Israel and the Occupied Territories” as “Israel, West Bank and Gaza.”
The first of the reports issued under Biden, which was released Tuesday, kept the same formulation but stated that the language was not meant to convey any position.