Likud wants to annex entire West Bank

Encouraged by the US move to recognise Jeruslaem as the Israeli capital, the Likud central committee may endorse annexation of the whole West Bank in a move that could bind Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and all of the party’s ministers and Knesset members.

Jerusalem Post:  LIKUD CENTRAL BODY TO PUSH FOR ANNEXATION OF ENTIRE WEST BANK

The Likud central committee is expected to vote to endorse annexation of Judea, Samaria, the Jordan Valley and Jerusalem in a meeting at Airport City on Sunday that is being billed as historic.

The decision would bind Likud Chairman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as all of the party’s ministers and Knesset members.

“The goal is not to pressure the prime minister, because we believe he supports the initiative but cannot say so,” (Likud activist Natan) Engelsman said. “Our goal is to strengthen Netanyahu, who could have stopped the vote but made a point of letting it happen.”

“This is a historic event that we have been waiting for.”

“If the president of the United States believes Jerusalem is ours, there is no reason why a right-wing party and coalition cannot. It’s important for us to show Trump what the ruling party in Israel wants, and since he loves the Jewish people, sooner or later, he will come to the same conclusion.”

“After Trump was elected, I said the time had come to set a diplomatic goal of annexing Area C, on the way to exercising our sovereignty over all of Judea and Samaria,” Sa’ar said in the video he sent the Likud activists. “This will give a practical solution to the needs of the half-million Israelis living in Judea and Samaria.”

It is unlikely to be seen as ‘a practical solution’ by the Palestinians and most of the Middle East.

Also from Jerusalem Post: New Western Wall train station to be named after Trump

That’s likely to appeal to Trump’s vanity and may encourage him to support annexation of the West Bank.

17 Comments

  1. Corky

     /  January 3, 2018

    What we for forget sometimes is there’s a difference between occupied territories and disputed territories…or is there?

  2. Zedd

     /  January 3, 2018

    This is exactly what the Zionists (Netanyahu etc.) have been driving all along !

    BUT wait, theres more; according to some.. the ‘land of Israel’ actually goes beyond the Jordan river all the way to Mesopotamia (Euphrates) ?

    I also read that the original Mt Sinai (where Moses received the commandments) is in the ‘Land of Midian’ in Saudi Arabia (look out)

    Whats next.. ‘Today Jerusalem.. tomorrow the WORLD’ (alongside their new best friend/fiend Mr T) some commentators say ‘the Jews’ already own it (financially) ??? 😦

    • Gezza

       /  January 3, 2018

      Nah, that’s balderdash. That’s anti-semitism.

      • Zedd

         /  January 3, 2018

        @Gezza

        OR maybe Im just ‘rocking the YNZ boat’ a bit.. 😀

        • Gezza

           /  January 3, 2018

          Maybe, but this is where the Nazis went.

          • lurcher1948

             /  January 3, 2018

            GAZZA, where the grand mufti lives

            • Gezza

               /  January 3, 2018

              Which Grand Mufti?

              Egypt’s lives in Cairo. And there are Grand Muftis in numerous states with Sunni Muslim populations.

              Paelestine’s lives in Jerusalem.

  3. artcroft

     /  January 3, 2018

    So what to do with all the Palestinians living in the West Bank. If only there was a final solution.

    • Blazer

       /  January 3, 2018

      how terribly..witty of you..artcroft…give yourself an…uppercut.

      • artcroft

         /  January 3, 2018

        That’s anti-croftianism Blazer. Knock it off.

  4. Alan Wilkinson

     /  January 3, 2018

    Maybe this is the real Palestinian solution: one country. If the Palestinians are citizens of Israel then Israel has to treat them like citizens.

    • Gezza

       /  January 3, 2018

      The problem with that is that it’s a Jewish State & Palestinian Arabs, even those who are Israeli citizens, are actively discriminated against.

    • Conspiratoor

       /  January 3, 2018

      Agreed Al. Added bonus is with the Israelis given unfettered control of the whole region, the shackles would come off and hamas et al would be gone by lunchtime

    • artcroft

       /  January 3, 2018

      I’d agree with you Al, but Likud is a zionist party and insists that Israel is a Jewish nation. The Palestinians aren’t Jews so aren’t getting citizenship any time soon in the new and enlarged Israel. If things are bad now they’d be much worse under a one nation system.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  January 3, 2018

        I don’t agree, artcroft. As C points out, Hamas would be history fast. Many Arabs and Palestinians are already citizens of Israel (20% numerically). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_citizens_of_Israel

        Becoming citizens gives them a political and economic stake. Yes, it would be a threat to Likud. That should not prevent a just solution being pursued.