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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 11:56 AM

Netanyahu pledges to annex occupied Jordan Valley

Source: BBC

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex part of the occupied West Bank on the border with Jordan if he is voted back into office next week.

Mr Netanyahu said he would apply "Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and northern Dead Sea".

Such a move would be popular with right-wing parties which he would have to depend upon to form a coalition but fiercely opposed by Palestinians.

Israel has occupied the West Bank since 1967 but stopped short of annexation.

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brooklynite Tuesday OP
pecosbob Tuesday #1
maxsolomon Tuesday #2
Sudsy Tuesday #5
maxsolomon Tuesday #8
muriel_volestrangler Tuesday #7
Dawson Leery Tuesday #3
burrowowl Tuesday #9
Vinca Tuesday #4
muriel_volestrangler Tuesday #6
real Cannabis calm Tuesday #10
BlueIdaho Tuesday #11

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:47 PM

1. I don't believe I've ever heard a sitting PM call for this...

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:56 PM

2. strike while the iron is hot

by the time a sane, competent administration with the will to stop Likud is in DC, it will be too late.

what's next on the slippery slope?

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:24 PM

5. I'm not hopeful

there will be a sane, competent administration in Israel anytime soon.

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Response to Sudsy (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 03:25 PM

8. I meant here

but yeah...

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 03:20 PM

7. "Haven't had this kind of opportunity since the 6 day war, and may not have it for another 50 years"

What Netanyahu actually said, in public - see reply #6.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:01 PM

3. It is time to cut their aid.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 04:00 PM

9. Yes

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:03 PM

4. Well, so far we've got "Trump Heights." What's next? Ivankaville? Juniortown? Gummy Heights?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 03:15 PM

6. Here's the map of what they're grabbing, and the gerrymander involved




The salamander in the middle of it is Jericho; I'm guessing they don't want that amount of Arabs suddenly becoming Israeli citizens, so they get the West Berlin treatment. Or 'Bantustan', if you will.

The Israeli prime minister said on Tuesday that he planned to make the move, which would permanently seize up to one-third of the West Bank, after the election next week and hinted it may have been approved by Washington.

“I am waiting to do this in maximum coordination with [Donald] Trump,” he said in a speech broadcast live on Israeli television.
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“This map defines our eastern frontier. We haven’t had this kind of opportunity since the [1967] six-day war, and may not have it again for another 50 years.” His comment referred to the war in which Israel captured the land.
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J Street, a liberal pro-Israel lobby in the US, said Netanyahu’s annexation plan “would destroy Israeli democracy and constitute a flagrant violation of international law”.

Well, yes; they won't have such a right wing US government again for another 50 years.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 04:09 PM

10. Jewish US citizens, who Trump already insulted vote for Democrats

Netanyahu will do anything to remain in power, in Israel.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:13 PM

11. All hail mein Fehrer!

Lebensraum at last....

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