Netanyahu: US has kept me from annexing West Bank settlements


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blamed the US for his failure to annex West Bank settlements.

“It was clear from the start that the application of sovereignty would be done only with agreement from the United States. Otherwise, I would have already done it a while ago,” Netanyahu said during an interview Monday with Channel 20.

Similarly, “other prime ministers would also have done it,” he added.

US President Donald “Trump is now busy with other things, and this [sovereignty] is not on the top of his mind,” Netanyahu said. “I hope that in the near future we will be able to advance recognition of the application of sovereignty as well as other diplomatic issues of importance to Israel.”