Austria and Hungary – who blocked anti-Netanyahu resolutions in the past –prevented a joint EU statement against annexation due to its timing, foreign minister says, but reiterated stance against annexation to Israeli counterpart
In May 2020, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it was up to Israel whether to annex parts of the West Bank and said that Washington would offer its views privately to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, drawing a warning from Palestinians who vowed not to "stand handcuffed" if Israel formally took their land.
"As for the annexation of the West Bank, the Israelis will ultimately make those decisions," Pompeo told reporters. "That’s an Israeli decision. And we will work closely with them to share with them our views of this in (a) private setting."
Netanyahu's new coalition agreement, signed in May 2020, says that while the new government will strive for peace and regional stability, plans to extend Israeli sovereignty to Jewish settlements in the West Bank - land the Palestinians seek for a state - could advance.
The move would mean a de-facto annexation of territory that Israel seized in a 1967 war and that is presently under Israeli military control. It would have to be greenlighted by the United States, after which Netanyahu would be permitted to advance the plans from July 1, the agreement says.
Palestinians 'have to recognize that we are the ones dictating security rules over the entire territory,' prime minister says
The 'Deal of the Century' has reignited the debate between the pragmatic settler faction and those who believe giving up the rest of the land represents nothing less than ethical bankruptcy
In the eyes of the world, the two rule-breaking and self-victimizing leaders are about to commit a crime
'The argument is not between supporters and opponents of sovereignty, but between supporters and opponents of a Palestinian state,' right-wing lawmaker says
Defense sources in Israel say that in contrast to previous periods of tension, the break between PA security apparatus and its Israeli counterparts is more significant this time
Based on his agreement with Gantz, Netanyahu will be able to commence West Bank annexation plans on July 1. Will the U.S. require Israel to implement the less favorable parts of Trump’s Mideast plan as well, and what are the consequences for the Palestinians?
Mohammed Shtayyeh says decision to withdraw from agreements with Israel means Palestinian patients will no longer be treated in Israeli hospitals
Israel’s ‘emergency government’ intends to begin unilaterally annexing chunks of the West Bank. It may seal the historic victory of a menacing Zionism of Jewish power
Erdogan Vows to Defend Palestinians Against Israel's 'Annexation Project' in Holiday Message to U.S. Muslims
'We will not allow the Palestinian lands to be offered to anyone else,' Turkish president says in video message for Eid al-Fitr, as Netanyahu doubles down on annexation pledge
Despite warnings from the international community, the prime minister says the move may be the first in importance for the newly sworn-in government to undertake
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Can the threat of annexation bring the Palestinians, Jordan, a president named Biden, the EU and Russia together to twist Israel’s arm until it agrees to change?
Netanyahu has given up engaging with the vast majority of American Jews. But his insane annexation policy is about to become their problem – and Joe Biden’s, too
A second term for the most damaging, inflammatory, crudely partisan-to-Israel presidency in memory would actually strengthen the Palestinian cause in America. But Joe Biden would mess it all up
Trump’s four years of pampering have induced Israeli complacency – but annexation could exact a steep price, especially if he loses
Preventing annexation while the 53 year-old occupation continues is as fleeting, ironic and illusory a victory as seeing Netanyahu in the dock on Sunday in the heart of Palestinian East Jerusalem
Palestinians security forces that were placed to enforce coronavirus restrictions begin withdrawal from Area B, sources say ■ Meanwhile, Palestinian Authority rejects coronavirus aid shipment from UAE that landed in Israel
Annexing the West Bank punctures useful delusions about Israel and Zionism which have, until now, kept together otherwise fractious Diaspora Jewish communities – and their proudly 'big tent' organizations
After three back-to-back elections, Israel finally has a unity government with no less than 33 members. These are the burning issues its biggest ministries are facing
On Tuesday night, Palestinian president announced that the Palestinian Authority will end all agreements and understandings signed with Israel and the United States, including security agreements
A fumbling, factional, incoherent Palestinian response to Israel’s looming move on the West Bank would be a dream for annexationists. And that’s exactly what’s happening
The move comes in response to the possible West Bank annexation promised by the Netanyahu government, which was also condemned by U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden
Biden says that although his 'commitment to Israel is completely unshakable,' annexation would not get a 'green light' or recognition from his administration
Germany takes note of Palestinian view that annexation would put an end to all signed agreements between Israel and the PA