Netanyahu personally planned the Abraham Accords, but the four-party coalition’s new policy goals put Israel in an unenviable position.
It is unacceptable for the ICJ to deliver an opinion on this seminal issue reached in private and without the benefit of representations.
US Ambassador Tom Nides’s comments come as Smotrich demanded that Israeli settlements be governed by the relevant ministries rather than the IDF.
Every time a major international body like the ICJ or ICC rules against Jerusalem, it eats away at the Jewish state’s legitimacy and raises support for prosecuting Israelis or boycotting Israel.
It was not mentioned whether Israel and then prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu had any knowledge of Trump's proposal.
Trump gave Netanyahu the green light to annex as long as he accepted a future Palestinian state, in contrast with the description in Kushner's book.
DIPLOMATIC AFFAIRS: With Kushner’s new book portraying the Netanyahu-Trump relationship as not as rosy as it once had seemed, the former US president may no longer be an asset to the Likud campaign.
Netanyahu, however, said that he and Trump exchanged letters on the day before the ceremony unveiling the Trump peace plan.
The Palestinians believe that all of Area C, where the Israeli settlements are located, must be part of the final borders of their state.
The court didn’t directly order the evacuation, but it accepted the state’s declaration of intent to evacuate the small illegallybuilt modular seminary.