Speaking to Trump weekly and meeting monthly gave Friedman unparalleled power as an ambassador.
SETTLEMENT AFFAIRS: Israel pulled back from West Bank annexation in 2020, but the story is not over.
If Bennett won’t stand on principle for West Bank annexation, who will?
Right now the Civil Administration lacks the ability to service Israeli and Palestinians in Area C, according to Biton.
The 2016 UN Security Council Resolution 2334 called on its member states to ensure that they do not participate in actions of de facto annexation.
Pompeo would be the first US Secretary of State to enter the West Bank to visit areas under Israeli control.
He said that annexation is what made the country come to the decision to make peace with Israel at the time that it did.
According to the Left-wing activist group Peace Now, some 42 West Bank outposts have been built in the last eight years, 28 of which were built during US President Donald Trump’s administration.
A two-state solution may or may not be achievable in the near future, but closing the door on it to accommodate extreme annexationists’ whims might close the door on the kind of Zionism we uphold.
The movement notes the long-term security ramifications of rights granted to the UAE to the Temple Mount, and a suspension or cancellation of plans for Israel to apply sovereignty in the West Bank.