Annexation Is Happening Whether Netanyahu Is Reelected Or Not

by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man Four years ago, on the eve of Israeli elections, Benjamin Netanyahu promised in a television interview that there would never be a Palestinian state on his watch. He retracted the statement a few days after winning,… Continue Reading  

This Is What Annexation Looks Like

by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man There will be no definitive moment, event or a point in history, when we can say that annexation happened. Israel’s annexation is a process — a deliberate process — which has been carefully planned, began a long… Continue Reading  

Trump Must Not Recognize Israeli Annexation of Golan Heights

by Mitchell Plitnick There was a lot to digest in the joint press conference held by US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week. Most of the focus has been on the apparent walk-back Trump made… Continue Reading  

Israel’s Land Theft Law Just Tip of Settlement Iceberg

by Haggai Matar The Knesset on Monday night passed the “formalization law” (also translated as the “normalization law”), which retroactively legalizes dozens of settlement outposts in the West Bank — almost 4,000 housing units. The law essentially formalizes settler theft… Continue Reading  

West Bank Demolitions: On the Way to Annexation

by Natasha Roth Demolitions of Palestinian structures in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 2017 have so far continued at much the same rate as in 2016, a year in which Israel destroyed a record number of buildings in… Continue Reading