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    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and the Palestinian Hamas on Monday said Israel’s plan to annex parts of the West Bank is an “aggression against the Palestinian people” and called for unity to confront it. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh sent a letter to Hezbollah’s chief Hassan Nasrallah in which he said that the Palestinian cause is facing “grave dangers,” according to a statement released by the Lebanese group. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex up...
    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and the Palestinian Hamas on Monday said Israel’s plan to annex parts of the West Bank is an “aggression against the Palestinian people” and called for unity to confront it. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh sent a letter to Hezbollah’s chief Hassan Nasrallah in which he said that the Palestinian cause is facing “grave dangers,” according to a statement released by the Lebanese group. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex up...
    Breaking News — Gaza, Jul 5 . .- The Israeli Army attacked the positions of the Islamist movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip, in response to the launch of three rockets from the enclave to neighboring Israeli communities. “In response to the three rockets launched against Israel tonight, our Air Force has just attacked Hamas’s underground terrorist infrastructure in Gaza,” the Army said in a statement, further detailing that the bombing was carried out using helicopters and combat aircraft....
    At 84, the president of the Palestinian Authority is the image of the institution he embodies, unpopular and breathless. Syndrome of a Palestinian cause at half mast, which even plans to annex part of the West Bank by Israel are struggling to revive. The post Annexation, Mahmoud Abbas’ last challenge? appeared first on Analogik.
    TEL AVIV – Israel’s plan to apply sovereignty to parts of the West Bank puts an end to the “morally repugnant” notion — endorsed by all U.S. administrations except Trump’s – that Jews need to be ethnically cleansed from the territory, preeminent legal expert Eugene Kontorovich told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview. “The Obama administration took the position that peace with the Palestinians requires Israel to pre-ethnically cleanse the territory,” Kontorovich said. The Trump administration had the “moral clarity”...
    World leaders group The Elders on Friday urged European leaders to continue urging Israel not to annex parts of the West Bank. The Elders, an organization created by Nelson Mandela in 2007, said in letters to the leaders of France, Germany, Britain and the European Union that they should insist to Israel that annexation will have negative political and economic consequences for bilateral and regional relations. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was scheduled to begin the annexation process last...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A group of former world leaders urged European leaders on Friday to keep pressuring Israel against annexation of parts of the West Bank, warning against complacency after Israel made no move to take over the territory on July 1. The Elders, founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007, said in letters to the leaders of France, Germany, Britain and the European Union that they should insist to Israel that annexation would have negative political and economic consequences...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A group of former world leaders urged European leaders on Friday to keep pressuring Israel against annexation of parts of the West Bank, warning against complacency after Israel made no move to take over the territory on July 1. The Elders, founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007, said in letters to the leaders of France, Germany, Britain and the European Union that they should insist to Israel that annexation would have negative political and economic consequences...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A group of former world leaders urged European leaders on Friday to keep pressuring Israel against annexation of parts of the West Bank, warning against complacency after Israel made no move to take over the territory on July 1. The Elders, founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007, said in letters to the leaders of France, Germany, Britain and the European Union that they should insist to Israel that annexation would have negative political and economic consequences...
    By JOSEPH KRAUSS, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — A state-linked technology company in the United Arab Emirates has signed a partnership with two major Israeli defense firms to research ways of combating the coronavirus pandemic. The agreement, announced late Thursday, comes just weeks after the UAE warned Israel that proceeding with its planned annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank would upend its efforts to improve ties with Arab states. G42, an Abu Dhabi-based company specializing in artificial intelligence...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — A state-linked technology company in the United Arab Emirates has signed a partnership with two major Israeli defense firms to research ways of combating the coronavirus pandemic. The agreement, announced late Thursday, comes just weeks after the UAE warned Israel that proceeding with its planned annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank would upend its efforts to improve ties with Arab states. G42, an Abu Dhabi-based company specializing in artificial intelligence and cloud computing, signed a...
    Rival Palestinian groups Al Fatah and Hamas announced today that they will fight together against Israel’s controversial plan to annex much of the occupied West Bank, endorsed by its ally the United States and rejected by much of the international community. The declaration comes one day after the deadline set by Israel, according to the pact made by the new coalition government, to start the controversial plan, which aims to annex all illegal Jewish settlements in the West...
    TEL AVIV — Lawmakers from 20 different countries in Europe, Africa and Latin America signed a letter on Wednesday endorsing Israel’s plan to extend sovereignty over parts of the West Bank, The Jerusalem Post reported. The letter, signed by the chairs of the Israel Allies Caucuses in their respective countries, said the parliamentarians support Israel’s right to apply Israeli law over parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley. “We affirm that the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria...
    ROME — The Vatican issued a statement Wednesday warning Israel that “unilateral actions” in the West Bank and Jordan Valley would seriously compromise peace efforts in the area. In its statement, the Holy See press office revealed the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, met with the Ambassadors of the United States of America and of the State of Israel on Tuesday. At that meeting, Cardinal Parolin expressed “the concern of the Holy See regarding possible unilateral actions that...
    RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The Palestinian Authority (PA) said on Thursday it will slash the wages of tens of thousands of its employees after its protest action against Israels annexation plans in the occupied West Bank deepened a cash crisis. Its economy already battered by the coronavirus pandemic, the PA, which has limited self-rule in the West Bank under interim peace deals, last month rejected handovers of taxes that Israel collects on its behalf. The transfers, about $190 million...
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu An Israeli minister confirmed that the implementation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex parts of the occupied territories to the Palestinians in the West Bank will not start today, as planned, amid growing international rejection of the initiative. In statements to Military Radio, Cabinet Minister Ofir Akunis said that the sending of the annexation bill to Parliament, the first step in the process, will not be done today, as agreed between the...
    New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and several other top Democrat lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday warning of severe consequences for Israel if it continues its plan to annex part of the disputed West Bank -- and the document touted support from organizations that have called for boycotting Israel entirely. The Washington Free Beacon and other outlets obtained a copy of Ocasio-Cortezs letter, which was also signed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. It warns...
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Feb. 20, 2020 visiting an area where a new neighborhood is to be built in an East Jerusalem settlement.Debbie Hill/Pool via AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones newsletters.Rank and file Democrats are trying to walk a thin line on Israel. Almost all Democrats want to discourage Israel from moving ahead with a plan to begin taking control of parts West Bank as soon as this month....
    LOS ANGELES, California — Anti-Israel protesters gathered outside the Israeli consulate Wednesday to demonstrate against the possible extension of Israeli sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria. With “No 2 Annexation” signs and Palestinian flags, the anti-Israel group was met late Wednesday morning by a group of pro-Israel demonstrators waving Israeli and American flags. The anti-Israel side had one upside-down American flag, which had been spray-painted with the words: “FREE PALESTINE.” The Israel government of Prime Minister Benjamin...
    Peace and justice advocates are praising a letter from a dozen House Democrats urging further military aid to Israel be conditioned on the state not annexing larger swaths of the occupied West Bank and calling on Congress to ensure the human rights of the Palestinian people be respected. “Our generation of American Jews are clearly encouraged by the progressive leadership of the members of Congress on this letter, who are modeling what it means to fight tooth and nail against...
    A letter penned by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, with the backing of a dozen lawmakers, on the issue of Israel’s possible annexation of the West Bank boasts the endorsements of multiple backers of the movement to boycott Israel. The letter, sent by Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, warns that the annexation would “lay the groundwork for Israel becoming an apartheid state,” and pledges that the lawmakers would work to block future aid to the country. “Should the Israeli...
    JERUSALEM (AP) – A confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that the Israeli plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank would not start on Wednesday as planned due to Britain’s extraordinary call for Israel to desist from the plan. The fact raised further doubts about whether Israel will finally carry out its dangerous initiative, which has received strong condemnations from some of its strongest allies. Speaking to army radio, Cabinet Minister Ofir Akunis confirmed that the...
    (CNN)On what was once a desert minefield separating Jordan from Israel, King Hussein and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin made history. It was October 1994 and the Jordanian and Israeli leaders were signing a peace deal, turning the page on decades of war and hostility. The iconic moment was in no small part the result of a shared vision for peace by two men who were said to have a personal chemistry between them. It was a day like no other,...
    Eoin Higgins July 1, 2020 10:30AM (UTC) This article originally appeared at Common Dreams. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Feel free to republish and share widely. Peace and justice advocates are praising a letter from a dozen House Democrats urging that further military aid to Israel be conditioned on the state not annexing larger swaths of the occupied West Bank and calling on Congress to ensure the human rights of the Palestinian...
    By ARON HELLER, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israels foreign minister said Wednesday he doubts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank will start on its target date, casting further uncertainty over whether Israel would ultimately follow through on the explosive initiative that has drawn fierce international condemnation. “I dont know what will be. Im not a prophet,” Gabi Ashkenazi told Israels Army Radio. “I can assume that it wont happen today.” Netanyahu had...