LISTEN: How Netanyahu Could Fudge Annexation, Hoodwink Gantz and Cling on to Power

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Demonstrators protest under Coronavirus restrictions against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to annex parts of the West Bank, in Tel Aviv on June 6.
Demonstrators protest under Coronavirus restrictions against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to annex parts of the West Bank, in Tel Aviv on June 6.Credit: REUTERS/ Amir Cohen
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Host Simon Spungin is joined by Haaretz political correspondent, Chaim Levinson, and diplomatic correspondent, Noa Landau, to discuss Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's amorphous plan to annex parts of the West Bank and Jordan Valley.

LISTEN: How Netanyahu could fudge annexation, hoodwink Gantz and cling on to power

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Recommended related reading:

Gantz's Inexperience Gives Netanyahu an Opening to Call a New Election / Chaim Levinson

Preventing Israeli Annexation 'A Matter of Priority,' German, Jordanian FMs Declare / Noa Landau

The Fate of Netanyahu's Annexation Isn't in His Government's Hands – It's in Washington's / Amos Harel

We ask: Could the threat of international sanctions and cancelled cooperation persuade Netanyahu to shelve a plan that many don’t believe he believes in anyway? Will he tread water for long enough to call another general election? And what role will his corruption trial and November's U.S. presidential election play in his considerations?

We also discuss what Israel would have to give up - including, perhaps, normalization of relations with moderate Arab states - if it were to forge ahead with the annexation.

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