With the coronavirus pandemic in full swing, an economic crisis looming, and the summer heat, the potential annexation of settlements in the West Bank is not on the minds of most Israelis. Recent polls conducted for Israeli channel 12 show only 3.5 percent of Israelis are concerned about annexation.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the first Cabinet meeting of the new government at the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament in Jerusalem on May 24, 2020. (AP)
The Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim on June 16, 2020. (AFP)
Israeli border police block the road and disperse Palestinian, Israeli and foreign activists during a rally protesting a newly established settlement near the West Bank village of Kufr Malik on Aug. 16. 2019. (AP)