US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the US State Department is rescinding a Carter-era legal opinion that viewed any settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank as inconsistent with international law. The Israeli settlements are built on land captured by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day war. The United Nations Security Council, along with most world countries, also consider the settlements a violation of international law. A Palestinian leader said Pompeo's announcement undermined the Trump administration's credibility in arranging peace talks, while a statement from the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the Trump administration for backing the Jewish people's historic ties to the West Bank. In response to the announcement, a number of national Jewish organizations released their own statements about the decision, articulating diverse viewpoints, including AJC, the Orthodox Union, and the Union for Reform Judaism.