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11 Sep 2019

Netanyahu Pledges to Annex Much of West Bank

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said Tuesday that he would move to annex much of the occupied West Bank if voters return him to power in the election next week, a change that could dramatically reshape the protracted Israeli-Palestinian conflict.The move would give the nation “secure, permanent borders” for the first time in its history, he said. But it would also reduce any future Palestinian state to an enclave encircled by Israel.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said Tuesday that he would move to annex much of the occupied West Bank if...
30 May 2019

Israel will hold unprecedented second election after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fails to form a governing coalition

During a dramatic day in Israeli politics, Netanyahu failed to bring Avigdor Liberman, his former defense minister, into a coalition to form a majority government, with the two at loggerheads over legislation to draft ultra-Orthodox Israelis into the military. Netanyahu’s party won the largest proportion of the vote in elections in April but needed to form a majority in the 120-seat Knesset to govern.
During a dramatic day in Israeli politics, Netanyahu failed to bring Avigdor Liberman, his former defense minister, into...
8 Apr 2019

Netanyahu vows to annex Jewish settlements in occupied West Bank

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has pledged to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories if he wins his country’s election on Tuesday, a dramatic last-minute rallying call to his nationalist base. In interviews with domestic media ahead of the polls, Netanyahu repeated his promise and said he would prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state by “controlling the entire area”.
Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has pledged to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian...
26 Mar 2019

This doesn’t need to happen: Another pre-election war on Gaza

The rocket fired from Gaza that destroyed a home and wounded seven people in central Israel Monday morning, took Israelis by surprise. On the one hand, that’s totally understandable; we aren’t used to rocket fire in the Tel Aviv area, and certainly not rockets that exact such a devastating price. An attack on civilians, on a sleeping family, is a terrifying thing.
The rocket fired from Gaza that destroyed a home and wounded seven people in central Israel Monday morning, took...
26 Jun 2018

South Carolina Congressional Runoff Signals a Pro-Palestine Shift Among Democrats

Few lawmakers enter the legislature prepared to debate the ins and outs of arms transfers, trade, or international aid. On issues of war and peace, Congress has more or less abdicated its historical oversight responsibility, choosing instead to defer to the executive branch. But despite its hands-off approach, Congress has rarely been afraid to weigh in when it comes to Israel.
Few lawmakers enter the legislature prepared to debate the ins and outs of arms transfers, trade, or...
17 May 2017

Iran presidential elections: everything you need to know

As voters prepare to go to the polls this week, we look at the two frontrunners and examine what is at stake for the country. Iran’s relationship with the international community is at stake. The incumbent president, Hassan Rouhani, brought Iran in from the cold, even holding direct talks with the US under Barack Obama, something that was a taboo for more than three decades. The trajectory of Iran’s foreign policy changed dramatically under Rouhani, a moderate cleric, but that approach could shift under a new president. Internally, a Rouhani defeat would deal a blow to the country’s reformists and bring hardliners back in power.
As voters prepare to go to the polls this week, we look at the two frontrunners and examine what is at stake for the...

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