Annexation will destroy any hope of a two-state solution and hasten the end of Israel’s democratic character.
The Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has set a deadline of 1 July for the annexation of parts of the Palestinian West Bank to Israel. In two weeks’ time, Israel is expected to formalise what since the 1967 Six-Day War has become an increasingly inescapable reality: its permanent control of the West Bank and the disenfranchisement of its Palestinian inhabitants.
The Israeli government views this summer as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fulfil one of the most cherished historic goals of the Israeli …read more
Source:: New Statesman