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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to annex parts of West Bank and the Jordan Valley into Israel starting July 1. His plan to...
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Israel's deputy premier has said West Bank annexations must wait, allies and regional powers have condemned the project, but hours before his government can...
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Israeli annexation is clearly "illegal", the UN's human rights chief said on Monday, warning that the consequences could be "disastrous". This comes in the...
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At the start of the coming week, on July 1, 2020, President Trump’s “deal of the century”, relating to Israel’s annexation of the settlements...
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Israel will pay an “unprecedented price” if it goes ahead with plans to annex parts of the West Bank, Hamas has warned, saying the...
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