Annexation

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.

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By LIOR LEHRS
07/10/2020
Bahrain to UN: Peace with Israel was in exchange for stop to annexation

Bahrain had followed the example set by the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa said, as he lauded it for its “courageous,” “successful” and “blessed step” on behalf of regional peace.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a press statement at the PM's office in Jerusalem, o
Netanyahu may end de facto settler freeze, allow plans for 5,000 homes

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Bahrain to UNGA: Peace with Israel was in exchange for halting annexation

Bahrain had followed the example set by the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa said, as he lauded the UAE for its “courageous,” “successful” and “blessed step” on behalf of regional peace.

A view of the West Bank
Gantz urges Netanyahu to end de-facto settler building freeze

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.

A view of the West Bank
Something is rotten in the State of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is up to his old tricks.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (right) speaks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during
Sisi to Netanyahu: I support UAE deal, refrain from West Bank annexation

Netanyahu’s office reported that the Prime Minister thanked Sisi for his help in promoting stability in the region, particularly in Gaza.

Israeli youth demonstrate as they call on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to declare sover
Can Netanyahu trade halting annexation for erasing the ’67 line?

Netanyahu urged patience for the process to play itself out. Then he shored up his speech with some shoe leather politics.

Minister Akunis: I'll promote annexation and oppose a Palestinian state

Netanyahu talks peace, but not sovereignty in settlement visit

A United Arab Emirates (UAE) flag waves alongside an Israeli flag
UAE-Israel deal has guarantee that annexation not happening, UAE official

Stopping sovereignty moves was “prerequisite” for normalization, the official said, and confirms that F-35 sale was not part of the deal.

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