17 septembrie 2019

Annexing the West Bank Will Destabilize Jordan


In the runup to the previous general election in Israel, in April, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to annex all of the settlements in the West Bank, formally making them part of Israel proper. Netanyahu recently toyed with the idea of annexing the Jordan Valley before today’s election until the attorney general told him that he couldn’t. This tough talk on territorial seizures is, in part, intended as a quid pro quo with far-right parties to secure a law that would provide Netanyahu [...]