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French President Emmanuel Macron told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that annexing the West Bank would 'contravene international law'.

A fervent supporter of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the US envoy to Israel has emerged as a central figure in the uncertainty surrounding Israel's annexation plans.

Hundreds of Australian artists, academics sign anti-annexation letter

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Hundreds of Australian artists, academics sign anti-annexation letter

More than 700 Australian academics and artists have signed a letter calling on Canberra to publicly oppose Israeli plans to annex large parts of the West Bank.

Israel to build 164 illegal settler homes in Bethlehem

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Israel to build 164 illegal settler homes in Bethlehem

Israel is set to build 164 illegal settler units in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Israel launches Gaza strikes after rocket fire

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Israel launches Gaza strikes after rocket fire

Israeli aircraft attacked Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip on Sunday night, after Israel reported three rockets fired at its territory.

Sylvain Cypel

Interview: 'Formal annexation won't change anything on the ground'

Interview: For decades Israel has been informally annexing Palestinian territories, says former Middle East adviser to Barack Obama, Robert Malley.

Stasa Salacanin

Will Jordan revoke its peace treaty with Israel?

Annexation of the West Bank could be the final blow to Jordan's peace treaty with Israel.

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Israeli, UAE technology firms sign deal on coronavirus research

A state-linked technology company in the UAE has signed a partnership with two major Israeli defence firms to fight coronavirus, in a ...

Ramona Wadi

Minor Detail: A haunting meditation on violence and memory

Book Club: Adania Shibli's evocative novel is a searing reflection on the Palestinian experience of violence and memory.

Fatah, Hamas pledge unity against Israeli annexations

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Fatah, Hamas pledge unity against Israeli annexations

The relationship between the two groups has been plagued by divisions for more than a decade.

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Palestinians rally as global opposition to Israeli annexation grows

Netanyahu's centre-right coalition government had set July 1 as the date from which it could begin implementing US President Donald Trump's ...

UK's Boris Johnson writes op-ed against for Israeli newspaper

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UK's Boris Johnson writes op-ed against for Israeli newspaper

In an op-ed for Israel's top newspaper, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson opposed Israel's annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank.

Hamas tests rockets to warn Israel over annexation plan

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Hamas tests rockets to warn Israel over annexation plan

The showcase launch of about 20 test rockets from the coastal Palestinian territory came as thousands of people in Gaza City answered Hamas ...

Netanyahu ally confirms delays in West Bank annexation plan

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Netanyahu ally confirms delays in West Bank annexation plan

Annexation is expected to take place later in July, Israeli minister Ofir Akunis said.

Bernie Sanders signs AOC letter against West Bank annexation

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Bernie Sanders signs AOC letter against West Bank annexation

Progressive Democrat and former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has signed a letter threatening cuts to military aid if Israel annexes parts ...

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Israeli FM casts doubt on annexation

“I don’t know what will be. I’m not a prophet,” Gabi Ashkenazi told Israel’s Army Radio.

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Netanyahu signals delay in West Bank annexation plan

Netanyahu made the comments shortly after wrapping up talks with White House envoy Avi Berkowitz and the U.S. Ambassador to Israel David ...

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'Law of the jungle': Amnesty slams Israel's annexation plans

Israeli authorities are promoting 'law of the jungle' with their illegal plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, Amnesty International ...

Josh Ruebner

Thanks to Ocasio-Cortez, Congress could finally hold Israel accountable

Comment: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is showing real leadership by firmly grounding her opposition to Israeli annexation in Palestinian human and ...

Explainer: Israel's Trump-backed annexation plan for the West Bank

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Explainer: Israel's Trump-backed annexation plan for the West Bank

Your questions about Israel's plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, answered.

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Americans who know about Israeli annexation are 'against it'

Most of the 2,395 American adults polled in March who were aware of Israel's plan viewed it as "too favourable toward Israel".

AOC threatens Israel with aid cuts over annexation plans

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AOC threatens Israel with aid cuts over annexation plans

US Democratic Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib have called on Washington to ditch military aid to Israel in the event of ...

UN and West spar with Russia over Syria aid

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UN and West spar with Russia over Syria aid

The UN and the West have warned Russia that halting cross-border deliveries would cause 'suffering and death'.

Netanyahu: Gantz has no powers over West Bank annexation

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Netanyahu: Gantz has no powers over West Bank annexation

Netanyahu has dismissed comments from his coalition partner that the Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank will be delayed.

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