Israeli Defense Minister Preparing for Annexation of West Bank
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Israeli Defense Minister Preparing for Annexation of West Bank

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Monday that he ordered the military to start preparing for the coming annexation of parts of the West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans on annexing Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and parts of the Jordan Valley, a plan bound to face backlash from Palestinians. Netanyahu promised to start…

Netanyahu Envisions ‘Three More Israels’?
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Netanyahu Envisions ‘Three More Israels’?

In a somewhat cryptic remark in an interview hosted by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Tuesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu raised the imaginary possibility of the establishment of two or three more “Israels” throughout the Middle East and North Africa, which he said would be located in or near present-day Libya, Afghanistan and Yemen. He…

US Plans to Recognize Kurdish Area in Syria 3x Size of Lebanon ‘Soon’ – Reports
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US Plans to Recognize Kurdish Area in Syria 3x Size of Lebanon ‘Soon’ – Reports

An unnamed senior Western official told the Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the plans are part of a new strategy for Syria currently being drafted by the Trump administration. Washington is planning ‘concrete steps’ toward providing a Syrian Democratic Forces-controlled area in northern Syria’s eastern Euphrates area three times the size of Lebanon with diplomatic recognition, a leading Arabic international…

Israel Tells African Migrants They Have 90 Days to Leave or Go to Jail
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Israel Tells African Migrants They Have 90 Days to Leave or Go to Jail

Israel will force tens of thousands of African migrants to leave over the next three months by threatening to arrest those who stay, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday. Speaking at a cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said that the Israeli government will offer migrants a $3,500 payment and a free air ticket home or to…

Israel Seized 2,500 Acres of Palestinian Land in 2017
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Israel Seized 2,500 Acres of Palestinian Land in 2017

Israel has seized around 2,500 acres of Palestinian land, destroyed 500 buildings and constructed eight new Jewish settlement units in 2017, according to Palestine’s Land Research Centre (LRC). According to the report of the centre, Israel seized Palestinian lands with “military aims” and the “aim to construct Jewish settlement units” in the West Bank and…

‘Your Son is a Dog, You’re Not Wanted Here’ – Israeli MP to Mother of Palestinian Prisoner
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‘Your Son is a Dog, You’re Not Wanted Here’ – Israeli MP to Mother of Palestinian Prisoner

A member of the Israeli parliament mounted a bus from the Gaza Strip and lashed out at a Palestinian woman heading to visit her son jailed in Israel, yelling that the prisoner was a “dog,” an “insect” and a “terrorist.” “Your son is a dog. He is a dog. You come to visit the scum…