As start date draws nearer, more Democrats warn against Netanyahu’s plan to extend sovereignty over West Bank territory

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Eight Democratic Senate hopefuls speak out against annexation
by Eric Cortellessa
June 16, 2020

As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s start date for annexing parts of the West Bank nears, a growing list of Democrats is speaking out against the move and warning that it would severely weaken the prospects for peace. Among those Democrats are eight US Senate candidates in battleground states who could remake Capitol Hill’s partisan balance should enough of them win in 2020. In statements given to the liberal Mideast advocacy group J Street, those candidates each voiced staunch opposition to Israel’s proposed unilateral annexation of West Bank territory, starting on July 1. READ MORE

JNS US House Democrats warn against Netanyahu plan of annexation Four Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have sent a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz to express opposition to Israel possibly applying sovereignty to the West Bank. Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), David Price (D-N.C.) and Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) signed the letter.

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