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“Despite coronavirus, we must take advantage of this US initiative to accept a plan that enables us to incorporate into Israeli boundaries the large settlement blocs and the Jordan Valley”

ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS) Don’t Forego an Historic Opportunity by Isi Leibler August 7, 2020 …Despite the coronavirus, should Netanyahu proceed now with the Trump plan, the parameters of the national unity government would ensure his success. Even … Continue reading

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“Jordan understands that it was defeated in 1948 and 1967 and that the Jewish State is here to stay”

ARUTZ AHEVA How victory works by Nave Dromi July 21, 2020 …Seventy two years ago, in 1948, Jordan, then known as Transjordan, with arguably the strongest army in the region, British trained, invaded what would become the territory of the … Continue reading

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“Democratic senators submit an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, suggesting that none of the $3.8 billion in military aid to Israel would be used for advancing unilateral West Bank annexation”

HAARETZ The Democrats’ New Policy That Could See Bernie and Biden Find Middle Ground on Aid to Israel by Amir Tibon July 6, 2020 The issue of U.S. military aid to Israel has divided the Democratic Party over the past … Continue reading

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“Egypt’s relationship with Israel has remained largely under the table and in the security realm”

JNS Why Cairo has stayed (mostly) silent as Israel considers sovereignty by Israel Kasnett July 7, 2020 When Mossad chief Yossi Cohen flew to Egypt last week to meet with the head of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamal and … Continue reading

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“Israel’s sovereignty over the Jordan Valley must be decoupled from the Trump plan”

ALGEMEINER Israel Should Apply Sovereignty — and Reject the Trump Peace Plan by Benjamin Anthony and David Benger July 1, 2020 Regardless of how far-reaching or limited, and immediate or gradual, the process may actually be, Israel should apply sovereignty … Continue reading

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“Much as West Germany and East Germany reunified at the end of the Cold War, it is well past the time to reunify Judea and Samaria with the rest of Israel”

TIMES OF ISRAEL It’s not “Annexation.” It’s Reunification. by Gerard Filitti June 28, 2020 As Israel prepares to extend its rightful sovereignty over Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”), we bear a historic – and moral – responsibility to accurately … Continue reading

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Annexation opponents “give the false impression that Israel would be seizing areas to which Israel does not have the legal right. In fact, there was never a Palestinian-Arab state or a right to one in these areas”

JERUSALEM POST American Jews support Israeli sovereignty and for good reasons by Morton A. Klein and Mark Levenson June 20, 2020 Poll after poll shows that Israelis overwhelmingly support applying Israeli sovereignty to Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley. American … Continue reading

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“There is no compelling moral, historical or political reason why annexation in whole or in part should be made contingent on agreeing to the creation of a Palestinian entity”

JERUSALEM POST Yes: annexation, No: Palestinian state by Michael Freund June 18, 2020 …As with many such debates, this has largely devolved into two competing camps. There are those who call for accepting Trump’s plan, saying that the extension of … Continue reading

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“With the stars aligned, Israel needs to seize the moment, and its key lobby group in Washington, AIPAC, should encourage American lawmakers to do the same”

JNS Why AIPAC should endorse Trump’s plan and support Netanyahu’s sovereignty move by Ret. General Amir Avivi June 16, 2020 …As a retired general in the Israel Defense Forces–and the founder and CEO of “Habithonistim,” the “Protectors of Israel” organization—which … Continue reading

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AIPAC denies JTA story I posted; “AIPAC does not encourage members of Congress to criticize the government of Israel”

JNS AIPAC denies overlooking congressional criticism of planned Israeli annexation of West Bank areas by Jackson Richman June 12, 2020 The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the top pro-Israel lobby, has denied a report that it gave permission to … Continue reading

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