Israel has an unprecedented opportunity to annex parts of the West Bank and Jordan Valley. The Jerusalem Post covers this debate over whether Israel should move forward with annexation and, if so, when and how.
At issue are building plans for some 5,000 housing units, of which 2,000 apartments are waiting final approvals and another 3,000 are ready for deposit.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is up to his old tricks.
Netanyahu’s office reported that the Prime Minister thanked Sisi for his help in promoting stability in the region, particularly in Gaza.
Netanyahu urged patience for the process to play itself out. Then he shored up his speech with some shoe leather politics.
Netanyahu talks peace, but not sovereignty in settlement visit
Stopping sovereignty moves was “prerequisite” for normalization, the official said, and confirms that F-35 sale was not part of the deal.
“The application of sovereignty is in the Trump [peace plan],” Netanyahu said.
THe UAE-Israel deal “is a very strong demonstration that only through dialogue and negotiation can we make progress," Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said.
The caucus expressed particular concern for the 50% of Area C, which under the Trump plan, is designated for a Palestinian state.
Annexation’s strength as a playing card is dependent on its viability.