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.

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.

Netanyahu pledges annexation, plans to open school year in a settlement

“The application of sovereignty is in the Trump [peace plan],” Netanyahu said.

Ashkenazi says normalization replaced annexation, sparks coalition row

THe UAE-Israel deal “is a very strong demonstration that only through dialogue and negotiation can we make progress," Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said.

Caucus to PM: Expand West Bank settlements beyond Trump plan boundary

The caucus expressed particular concern for the 50% of Area C, which under the Trump plan, is designated for a Palestinian state.

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on January 28
Netanyahu and Trump’s three-month race for Israeli-Arab history – analysis

Annexation’s strength as a playing card is dependent on its viability.

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