Tag: West Bank

Israel Annexation Plan: The world Is More Than Just a Silent Partner

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s target date for launching annexation came and went, and the world continued spinning on its axis.  There is no annexation happening, at least not yet – although Israel’s brutal control over the Palestinian territories is certainly still happening. It is hard to know if or when annexation will reappear on the agenda as a substantive...

Israel Annexation Plan Puts International Law to The Test – Is It Still Relevant?

If Israel’s planned annexation of a further thirty percent of Palestinian territory goes ahead on July 1st or anytime thereafter then international law and a rules-based world is toast. International law is under the microscope this week and the examination will determine whether a rules based world order is a reality or a figment of the imagination spouted for effect...

Learning From the Past: History Provides Clues into Israel’s West Bank Annexation

Palestine has been annexed, occupied, stolen, and Palestinians have been dispossessed, exiled, caged, detained, subjected to an apartheid regime, and killed by the state of Israel for over seven decades. Every few years the world wakes up to protest some aspect of Israeli apartheid, occupation, or a massacre, and then it returns safely to its deep slumber. Every so often,...

Netanyahu’s Annexation Plan is a Sham. Apartheid Has Been Decades in the Making

Annexation is a sham.  Don’t get me wrong: this doesn’t mean that Israel’s proposed annexation of the Jordan Valley won’t further dispossess Palestinians. Israel will be stealing 30 percent of the land set aside for a Palestinian state under previous, failed peace proposals, causing further suffering to Palestinians.  But this particular annexation proposal, to which the new Israeli government agreed...

Extortion, Entitlement and Mafia-Style Tactics Mark Israel’s Current State of Affairs

Anyone who is not yet alarmed may not be aware of the underhanded mafia-style tactics, political extortion, and patronizing sense of entitlement currently on display in Israel. The following developments demonstrate how the county operates both internally and in the international arena. Czech Foreign Minister slammed! As Israel prepares to formally annex large tracts of the West Bank, Tomas Petricek,...