West Bank Annexation

Palestinians participate in a march rejecting Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank. Rafah, G
Understanding the Arab world's response to annexation

REGIONAL AFFAIRS: Middle East expert Dalia Dassa Kaye says Israel tends to paint a much rosier picture than reality warrants.

02/07/2020
Delayed annexation is a minor Palestinian victory

PALESTINIAN AFFAIRS: PA leaders say their diplomatic efforts forced Netanyahu to backtrack on July 1 annexation.

Myths and facts about sovereignty – opinion

Critics say attaining sovereignty will undermine the peace process and ruin Israel's reputation abroad, but these myths do not hold up to scrutiny.

Israeli sovereignty as a forerunner of Palestinian self-determination

Whether this means a state or some other political entity remains to be seen, but a separate political existence for the Palestinian Arabs seems to be in the offing.

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz attends the Knesset's Remembrance Day service, April 26, 2020
The oversized government will look stupid without sovereignty – opinion

Knee-jerk foreign criticism is not surprising, but endless domestic bickering in Israel is baffling.

By OPHIR FALK
02/07/2020
My Word: With or without sovereignty

Much of the debate about annexation has focused on the ultimate bogeyman: the apartheid card.

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on January 28
It's time to give Netanyahu, Trump a break and benefit of the doubt

Those in favor of the move expressed disappointment that it didn’t appear to be happening on schedule. Those opposed took the opportunity to ridicule Netanyahu.

02/07/2020
Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh attends a meeting with members of international media in Gazaa
Iran speaks to Hamas about annexation

The discussion was about confronting Israel and getting the “Zionists" to “leave the occupied territories.”

Fatah, Hamas agree to cooperate against Israel, US 'plots'

The joint press conference was the first of its kind in several years between senior Fatah and Hamas officials.

University of Miami
University of Miami students discuss Israel’s annexation plans

Opinions are mixed, with concerns about unilateral moves in the West Bank.

By ROHAMA BRUK / THE MEDIA LINE
02/07/2020
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