Middle East

Special edition: Israel’s contentious annexation plan for the West bank

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In this edition, we're focusing our entire programme on Israels planned annexation of settlements in the West Bank. The term annexation is used when a state unilaterally incorporates another territory within its borders. Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called these zones “an integral part of the historic Jewish homeland.” Palestinians say the plan is an “existential threat" and have threatened to respond with their own measures.

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This latest move comes after US President Donald Trump last year presented a so-called “Middle East plan”, which allows Israel to annex 30 percent of this territory, which has been under illegal occupation — according to international law — since 1967.

Joining our programme to discuss this contentious issue is Dr Evan Cohen, Read More – Source