Posts Tagged ‘annex’

Israeli MP Presents Bills to Annex Jordan Valley, Impose Death Penalty on Palestinians

A right-wing Israeli parliamentarian submitted two bills to the Knesset on Wednesday seeking to permanently annex the Jordan Valley, the northern Dead Sea and the Hebron desert in the occupied West Bank to Israel, as well as impose the death penalty on Palestinian political prisoners. Miki Zohar, the head of the Likud faction in the Knesset, said that […]

Liberman says Netanyahu told Jordan’s king that Israel won’t annex Jordan Valley

Yisrael Beytenu party leader Avigdor Liberman on Saturday claimed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed Jordanian King Abdullah II that he would not go through with a campaign pledge to annex the Jordan Valley. “It became clear to me a few days ago that at the same time as all the stories about annexing the Jordan […]

Netanyahu guarantees to annex parts of West Bank ‘as soon as we win March election’

   Trump’s Middle East peace deal, which was unveiled on 28 January and vehemently rejected by Palestinians, specifically stipulates that Israel extend its sovereignty over parts of the West Bank, including those located in the strategic Jordan Valley, as well as Jewish settlements there. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that he would ask […]

Go ahead, annex the West Bank

It turns out that Benny Gantz, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s centrist rival, also has a vision of Israel annexing the Jordan Valley. During a visit to the area in the occupied West Bank, Gantz announced on Tuesday that the Jordan Valley is “Israel’s eastern defensive shield in any future conflict. We view this land as an […]

Gantz vows to annex Jordan Valley after elections. Netanyahu asks: why not now?

Benny Gantz, the leader of the “centrist” Blue & White party and main challenger to the premiership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, vowed on Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley if he wins the Israeli elections on March 2. “We see this strip of land as an inseparable part of the State of Israel,” Gantz […]

Gantz vows to annex Jordan Valley ‘in coordination with international communtiy’

Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz vowed on Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley “in coordination with the international community” if he wins the upcoming election. In what appeared to be the top centrist lawmaker’s latest effort to cater to right-leaning voters, Gantz, during a visit to what he referred to as “Israel’s eastern protective […]

Netanyahu says he will annex Jewish settlements in Hebron if re-elected

“I intend to extend sovereignty on all the settlements and the [settlement] blocs,” including “sites that have security importance or are important to Israel’s heritage,” Netanyahu told Army Radio on Monday. The West Bank has been illegally occupied by Israel since 1967, following the Six-Day War. Hebron is the largest city in Palestine. In a […]

Netanyahu repeats pledge to annex West Bank settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeated a provocative pledge to annex all the Palestinian territories on which Israeli settlements are built in the occupied West Bank, as he strives to shore up support for his right-wing Likud party ahead of September elections. Back in April, and days before Israeli general elections, the Israeli […]

Turkey allegedly seeking to annex Idlib, northern Aleppo: report

2019-07-06 BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – Turkey is allegedly seeking to annex the Idlib Governorate and the northern region of Aleppo, Iran’s Fars News Agency reported, citing the Arab-language publication Al-Arabi Jadid. According to the Fars News report, Turkey is taking preliminary steps to install their political rhetoric and military occupation of these areas. Fars […]

US Envoy: Israel Has ‘Right’ to Annex Palestinian Land in West Bank

As president-in-law Jared Kushner’s ‘Deal of Century’ draws near to being unveiled at the end of this month, one of the key centerpieces of the arrangement already brokered between Tel Aviv and the White House – is the annexation of large parts of Palestine’s West Bank. Embattled interim Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as already promised […]

Israel has right to annex parts of occupied West Bank: US ambassador

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman has said Israel has the right to annex at least “some” of the occupied West Bank reiterating similar remarks made earlier by  US President Donald Trump.  “Under certain circumstances, I think Israel has the right to retain some, but unlikely all, of the West Bank,” Friedman said In […]

Israeli Gov’t Argues It Can Annex Any Land, Defy Any International Law It Chooses

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — During an ongoing court case regarding the legality of Israel’s controversial Settlement Regularization Law, the Israeli government has argued that the Israeli Knesset can “legislate anywhere in the world” and is “allowed to ignore the directive of international law in any field it desires.” The statements, delivered to Israel’s Supreme Court […]

Upcoming Likud bill is Israel’s latest attempt to annex the settlements

Israel’s ruling Likud party announced last Sunday a new bill that seeks to apply Israeli domestic law directly to settlements. The bill, expected to be introduced in two weeks, is an exact copy of a decision unanimously approved by the Likud Central Committee on December 31, 2017, which would de facto annex all Israeli settlements. […]

Lebanon stands united against Israeli attempts to annex land and offshore energy resources

nsnbc : Lebanon’s President, Prime Minister and Parliament Speaker, representing the country’s three most powerful population groups, stand united against Israel’s attempt to build […]

Annex and be damned

Omar Karmi Power Suits 6 January 2018 The two-state solution hardly had a chance with Israel’s exponential settlement growth. Ryan Rodrick Beiler ActiveStills It didn’t take long for a hubristic Israeli right wing to press what it clearly sees as its advantage. Indeed, less than a month had passed from when US President Donald Trump […]

Netanyahu Party Votes To Annex Palestinian Occupied West Bank In 2018

Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have denounced Israeli plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank, saying they represented “an end to the remnants of the peace process” and would “lead to more Palestinian resistance”. On Sunday, about 1,500 members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s Likud party voted  unanimously to impose Israeli sovereignty over “Judea and […]

Likud Party Votes to Annex West Bank

 December 31, 2017 The Likud Central Committee voted Sunday to unanimously accept a resolution that calls on the party’s leaders to move to formally annex the West Bank. The vote by the ruling party is nonbinding and was called for in a letter signed by some 900 members of the central committee. Most of the Likud […]

This is what you missed while the media distracted you with bathrooms and Justin Bieber’s hair

     Despite the ongoing uproar over who can use which bathroom (newsflash, North Carolina, we’ve all done fine up to this point without your help) and debate on the finer points of Justin Bieber’s dreadlocks and subsequent shoring of them, plenty of actually-pertinent news items have been divulged recently. While Bieber’s hairstyle offers not one […]

US Racing Recklessly Toward World War III?

Mark Twain once said history doesn’t repeat. It rhymes – more dangerously today than ever.  US-instigated events ominously resemble things preceding both world wars – with super-weapons on hair triggers able to end life on earth, and bipartisan policymakers in Washington perhaps willing to use them recklessly. Once in motion, things have a momentum of […]

Turkey skeptical about US proposal to close border ‘under ISIS control’: Zio-Watch, December 4, 2015

I was unable to attend the Republican Jewish Coalition’s forum for 14 (all 14!) candidates for the GOP nod, and so I missed my shout-out from Jim Gilmore, the former governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia — i.e., my former governor. (Yes, I proudly claim him, even dead last in the polls, and he claims […]

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