Tag: West Bank

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 […]

PA warns against annexation in Judea and Samaria

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ bureau condemned on Tuesday what it called the “provocative” decision of the Israeli Attorney General ordering the expropriation of land in the Ibrahimi Mosque (the Arabic name for the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron -ed.) belonging to the Islamic Waqf. The announcement said that the plot of land […]

Praising government-to-be, Pompeo says West Bank annexation is up to Israel

Lauding Israel’s newly announced deal for a unity government, which is slated to begin advancing measures to annex large parts of the West Bank in July, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the matter is not something for Washington to interfere with. “The Israelis will ultimately make those decisions. That’s an Israeli […]

Pro-Israel US group warns Israeli leaders annexation would damage alliance

A pro-Israel group is warning Israeli leaders that reports of planned annexations of parts of the West Bank would cause “long-term damage” to the US-Israel alliance. “Such a move would make a two-state solution harder — if not impossible to achieve — and would likely have far-reaching negative consequences for the US-Israel alliance,” Mark Mellman […]

Intel: Netanyahu, Gantz strike West Bank annexation deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival, Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, struck a deal today to annex parts of the West Bank as part of their bid to form a unity government. Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Danny Danon, noted that the agreement requires Netanyahu to consult with Gantz and Washington […]