No USA Greenlight To Annex West Bank Says Netanyahu

Middle East              Tues., June 09, 2020

Israel does not have the greenlight from the US to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday.

Israeli Public Broadcaster Kan reported Netanyahu making the revelation during a meeting with Jewish settler leaders, where he explained that the US only asked Israel to pledge to sit with the Palestinians and talk about the future of the remaining parts of the West Bank in return for its support for the annexation plan.

Netanyahu said that post annexation the US would refer to the remaining land as a Palestinian state but explained that he does not see it as such.

He stressed that the Israeli security control over the Palestinian land would remain as it is today.

Over the past weeks, right-wing settlers, including David Elhayani who chairs the so-called Yesha Council umbrella group of settler mayors, have opposed the conditions stated in the US “peace plan” arguing it would open the door for a Palestinian state while ending any expansion of Israeli settlements in much of the occupied West Bank.

Trump and his top Middle East adviser Jared Kushner “are not friends of Israel”, Elhayani told the Haaretz newspaper last week.

Netanyahu’s words appear to contradict those of senior US officials including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who, after a one day trip to Israel last month said: “The Israeli government will decide on the matter, on exactly when and how to do it.”

This came just weeks after US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said: “We are not declaring sovereignty – the government of Israel has to declare sovereignty. And then we’re prepared to recognise it… So, you have to go first.”


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Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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