The Biden administration is preparing to impose visa bans on extremist Jewish settlers and Palestinians involved in violence in the West Bank.
Why it matters
The move is significant as it signals US concern about escalating violence and aims to hold individuals accountable for undermining peace and stability in the region.
What the papers say
The Guardian and New York Times emphasize the US plan to impose visa bans on Israeli settlers and Palestinians involved in violence, while Axios provides additional context on the Biden administration's concerns about escalating attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the West Bank.
How we got here
The US has been raising concerns about settler violence with the Israeli government for three years, and the recent surge in attacks by settlers against Palestinians has prompted the Biden administration to take action.
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The West Bank is a landlocked territory near the Mediterranean coast of Western Asia, bordered by Jordan to the east and by Israel to the south, west and north. The West Bank also contains a significant section of the western Dead Sea shore.
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The Visa Waiver Program is a program of the U.S. federal government that allows nationals of specific countries to travel to the United States for tourism, business or while in transit for up to 90 days without having to obtain a visa.
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