Netanyahu ‘confident’ U.S. will allow Israeli annexation of parts of West Bank

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he is “confident” that the Trump administration will recognize Israeli sovereignty over parts of the occupied West Bank within months — giving an apparent green light for Israel to annex territory Palestinians hope will form part of a future state.

“President Trump pledged to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Jewish communities there and in the Jordan Valley,” Netanyahu said.

“A couple of months from now, I’m confident that that pledge will be honored, that we will be able to celebrate another historic moment in the history of Zionism,” he said Sunday during a virtual event marking the 100th anniversary of the San Remo conference, which charged Britain with establishing a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine.