Tag: Annexation

Annexation Will Probably Go Smoothly. The Problems Will Come Later.

The timing and scope of the plan is still uncertain, but when Israel announces its expected decision to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, the world’s attention will turn to the immediate impact. People who care about the region will be watching closely to see if Palestinians rise up in protest, if the Palestinian Authority […]

Annexation decision likely to be made next week

Jerusalem and Washington are expected to coordinate their decision on where and when Israel will extend its laws in the West Bank next week, a source with knowledge of the talks between the sides told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday. July 1, the first day on which the coalition agreement allowed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to bring […]

EU, UN officials attend Fatah-sponsored anti-annexation rally

The rally marked the beginning of a series of protests planned by the ruling Fatah faction in the coming days to voice their opposition to Israel’s annexation plan. Hundreds of Palestinians attended a rally in Jericho on Monday to protest Israel’s intention to extend its sovereignty to parts of the West Bank. The rally marked […]

Netanyahu: Sovereignty may start small if Gantz insists

Israel may apply its law to only some of the settlements this summer because the US will only support it if Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantzis on board, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a group of former IDF senior commanders on Monday. There is a strong possibility that Gantz will only agree for sovereignty to be […]

Pelosi/Democrats Claim Annexation Endangers US

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) warned on Thursday that if Israel were to apply sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria, that it would undermine U.S. national security and upend bipartisan support for the Jewish state. During a virtual event with the Jewish Democratic Council of America, Pelosi said that “unilateral annexation […]

US anti-Semitism czar says only an Israeli decision would delay annexation

The US State Department’s special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism asserted Monday that any decision for Israel to annex parts of the West Bank was up to the Israeli government alone, and therefore any delay in doing so was on the country’s leaders. His comments appeared to contradict multiple recent reports according to which […]

In show of support for PM, settler leaders give sovereignty bid green light

As Israel moves closer to applying sovereignty in the Jordan Valley and parts of Judea and Samaria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Blue and White leader Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi on Sunday evening to discuss the Trump administration’s outline for peace. The two former IDF chiefs of staff presented […]

Gantz in separate dialogue with Washington on annexation

PM Binyamin Netanyahu is talking through endless disputes and international flak in an all-out effort to clear the way for partial West Bank annexation by his July 1 deadline. On Sunday night, June 7, he admitted he does not have a green light from Washington. When the unity government was formed last month by Likud […]

Netanyahu urges doubtful settler chiefs to get behind ‘historic’ West Bank plan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told recalcitrant settler leaders Tuesday they should get behind the “historic opportunity” to annex parts of the West Bank under the Trump administration’s peace plan. Netanyahu also said he is committed to negotiating with the Palestinians on the basis of the US proposal, his office said. The sides met at the […]

Can PM Netanyahu move on sovereignty without the Trump peace plan?

“The prime minister reiterates that he is committed to conducting negotiations on the basis of the Trump plan, and at the same time will continue with his sovereignty plan.” This statement was put out by Binyamin Netanyahu’s office on Wednesday, June 2. On Tuesday, he met with Judea and Samaria settlement leaders and other critics […]