Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel appears poised to annex large parts of the West Bank. This annexation is being driven, as usual, by short-term Israeli political goals and not by any strategic vision that would see the end to the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict and normalization of relations with the countries of the region. As warnings pour into Israel, Netanyahu will probably ignore them as he always has.
A Palestinian demonstrator holds a national flag in front of Israeli forces in Jordan Valley in the West Bank on Feb. 25, 2020. (AP)
The Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim on June 16, 2020. (AFP)
Palestinian protesters from the village of Haris in the occupied West Bank argue with Israeli soldiers, on May 29, 2020, during a protest against the expropriation of Palestinian land in favor of the Israeli settlement of Revava. (AFP)