Ya’alon explained that Trump didn’t even allow Israel to move forward on sovereignty in January, when he unveiled his peace plan in Washington and published a map of what could be annexed.
"The amendment endangers Israelis and Palestinians who both rely on Israel having the necessary operational freedom to protect against terrorist activities in the West Bank."
The cancellation of the rally was announced as part of new measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the West Bank.
According to the agenda on the Prime Minister’s Office website, the government had been slated to debate and or possibly vote on its procedural bylaws. But in the end, the matter was not dealt with.
It is not annexation as legally defined in international law, and Jewish Israel has far better claims to the land than do Palestinians.
The US Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism called the J Street's tweet on annexation antisemetic, and the Simon Weisenthal Center along with a JTA reporter jumped in.
Israel should move forward on annexation even though there are reasons not to act now, such as COVID-19, the growing Iranian crisis and the new challenge from Turkish intervention in Libya.
‘Americans, you must understand, your policy won’t weaken Hezbollah,’ terrorist organization leader says
Claims to the contrary were incorrect 40 years ago and today are a gross strategic error.
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