Tag: West Bank

UAE slams Israel’s plan to impose sovereignty in parts of West Bank

Abu Dhabi: Dr Anwar Gargash, UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said Israel’s plan to use parts of the Occupied Territories is “a dangerous development that impedes the peace process and undermines international efforts to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict”. Dr Gargash made this comment at the emergency Arab League session of foreign ministers on […]

UN: Israeli annexation plans ‘entirely unacceptable’

An independent UN human rights expert warned Friday that the new Israeli coalition government’s plan to proceed with annexing significant parts of the occupied West Bank, will be a blow to the international order and undermine prospects for a negotiated settlement, Anadolu Agency reports. “Israel’s decision to unilaterally march ahead with the planned annexation on July 1 […]

Abbas Threatens to Dissolve PA If Israel Annexes an Inch of Judea and Samaria

Amid reports intimating that the White House is conditioning its support for Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank on negotiations over a Palestinian state, the administration stressed Friday that it continues to back Israel’s annexation plans, as long as they’re carried out in the framework of the peace plan President Donald Trump presented […]

Abbas calls emergency meetings to discuss annexation

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to chair emergency meetings of PLO and Fatah officials in Ramallah in the coming days to discuss Israel’s plan to apply sovereignty to parts of the West Bank. The meetings will take place as Abbas faces increased pressure from some PLO and Fatah officials to take drastic measures […]

Top PLO official urges world action, not words, to block West Bank annexation

The senior Palestinian official leading Ramallah’s diplomatic effort to thwart Israel’s annexation plans is calling on world leaders to go beyond rebuke and demonstrate to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that there will be real-world repercussions if he moves forward with the measure. “What we’re telling them is that Netanyahu can survive statements of condemnation, but […]

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 […]

Arab League to meet over Israel’s plans to annex parts of West Bank

The Arab League said Monday it will convene an urgent virtual meeting this week to discuss how to galvanize opposition to Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank. The extraordinary meeting — scheduled for Thursday at the request of the Palestinian leadership — will bring together Arab foreign ministers via videoconference, rather than […]

US To Give Israel ‘Green Light’ To Annex Jordan Valley In 2 Months: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he expects that the United States will soon approve Israel’s move to annex parts of the West Bank during comments made Sunday while discussing Trump’s “deal of the century” peace plan. He projected this will happen in a mere two months. “President Trump pledged to recognize Israeli sovereignty […]

US official: We’re ready to recognize Israeli application of sovereignty

A State Department spokesperson indicated on Monday that the US would be ready to recognize an Israeli application of sovereignty over Judea and Samaria but asked that Israel’s new unity government also negotiate with Palestinian Arabs. “As we have made consistently clear, we are prepared to recognize Israeli actions to extend Israeli sovereignty and the […]

Netanyahu: I’m confident annexation will happen in a couple of months

Israel will be able to apply its laws to the West Bank in a couple of months following a pledge from US President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, at an online conference of pro-Israel Christians marking the centennial of the San Remo Conference that recognized Jews’ right to self-determination in their […]