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Jerusalem - Israel Considering Annexing West Bank Settlements

Published on: March 29, 2011 07:58 AM
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Jerusalem - An Israeli official says Israel is considering annexing major West Bank settlement blocs if the Palestinians unilaterally seek world recognition of a state.

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The official said Tuesday that Israel can respond to unilateral Palestinian action with one-sided acts of its own.

Annexation of settlements is one option. He says others could include restricting water supplies beyond agreed-upon amounts and restricting Palestinian use of Israeli ports for business purposes.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because no final decisions have been made.

With the peace process going nowhere, Palestinian leaders plan on seeking international recognition of a state, with or without an agreement with Israel, at the United Nations in September.



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 Mar 29, 2011 at 08:25 AM Jordan is Palestine! Says:

Israel should immediately annex the west bank and tell the world that Palestine already exists on the other side of the Jordan river. Initially the Jewish people where told they will get the whole territory of Transjordan. Its enough to have 2 nations (Israel and Jordan). There is no need and no place for a third (Palestine).

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 Mar 29, 2011 at 08:29 AM Sherree Says:

Israel should act like every other country in the world and do what's best for Israel and stop pandering to the rest of the world.

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 Mar 29, 2011 at 08:46 AM takeittothem Says:

Of course Israel should annex those settlement blocs. It's a no-brainer !
Stop pandering to the world.

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 Mar 29, 2011 at 09:21 AM masri Says:

Reply to #3  
takeittothem Says:

Of course Israel should annex those settlement blocs. It's a no-brainer !
Stop pandering to the world.

so nice to hear that deciding to kick out thousands of jews who built their homes in our land of eretz yisrael is a "no-brainer"....why dont you use YOUR brain and consider the implications of what you are saying- based on actual history, and you might come to a different conclusion

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 Mar 29, 2011 at 09:25 AM charliehall Says:

Reply to #1  
Jordan is Palestine! Says:

Israel should immediately annex the west bank and tell the world that Palestine already exists on the other side of the Jordan river. Initially the Jewish people where told they will get the whole territory of Transjordan. Its enough to have 2 nations (Israel and Jordan). There is no need and no place for a third (Palestine).

What an unbelievable stupid idea! Jordan is the one Arab country truly at peace with Israel and you want to destabilize it. Heaven help us if extremists like you ever see power.

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 Mar 29, 2011 at 09:29 AM Anonymous Says:

They can annexe whatever land they want but no one will recognize such annexation and this will only further isolate EY among the nations of the world. If you think its bad now it will only get worse. Until they decide which parts of the west bank to return because they are not strategically critical and which specific settlements must be dismantled as part of a settlement, all these land games are a waste of time and diversion of attention from the real issue which is to find some basis for a peace settlement.

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 Mar 29, 2011 at 09:47 AM Torahjew Says:

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charliehall Says:

What an unbelievable stupid idea! Jordan is the one Arab country truly at peace with Israel and you want to destabilize it. Heaven help us if extremists like you ever see power.

When is there ever an idea that is Pro Israel or Pro Torah that you agree with unless your Torah is written by Barak Hussain Obamacare which then you agree with everything stay off this pro Torah website
We will annex the entire land of Israel it is ours and will always be

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 Mar 29, 2011 at 09:51 AM Mark Levin Says:

They are NOT settlements!! They are FULL BLOWN CITIES!!! Baitar, for example, is a massive city!! We need to stop using that "settlement" word once and for all otherwise we just keep playing into their hands!

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 Mar 29, 2011 at 10:16 AM JewLogic Says:

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masri Says:

so nice to hear that deciding to kick out thousands of jews who built their homes in our land of eretz yisrael is a "no-brainer"....why dont you use YOUR brain and consider the implications of what you are saying- based on actual history, and you might come to a different conclusion

Do you have any idea what the word annex means?

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 Mar 29, 2011 at 10:16 AM Satmar guy Says:

I have always held they should just annex everything - make a one-state constitutional democratic republic like the US and forget all about calling it "Jewish". Just have a plain normal state with freedom of religion. If they would annex the land they won, it would no longer be occupied

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 Mar 29, 2011 at 10:32 AM Anonymous Says:

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Mark Levin Says:

They are NOT settlements!! They are FULL BLOWN CITIES!!! Baitar, for example, is a massive city!! We need to stop using that "settlement" word once and for all otherwise we just keep playing into their hands!

"They are NOT settlements!! They are FULL BLOWN CITIES!!!

You can call them cities, settlements, habitation areas or whatever. it doesn't change the reality of where they are located and the liklihood that at least some of your "Cities" will have to be given back to the Palestinians. and the inhabitants of these "cities" will be expelled and will pose another difficult issue of resettlement like the gush katif situation.

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 Mar 29, 2011 at 10:43 AM rabbiyisroel Says:

All of Yehudah and Shomron should have been annexed a long time ago. There is no demographic problem, that is based on inaccurate Arab estimates of their population. We Jews are the indigenous natives of the land. Jordan, with 90% Palestinian Arab population and a minority ruling class will fall. This is inevitable.
Historically Jordan is Arab Palestine.

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 Mar 29, 2011 at 10:53 AM Anonymous Says:

Satmar - The state has always been Jewish and G-d willing will always remain The Jewish State of Israel.

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 Mar 29, 2011 at 11:04 AM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

"They are NOT settlements!! They are FULL BLOWN CITIES!!!

You can call them cities, settlements, habitation areas or whatever. it doesn't change the reality of where they are located and the liklihood that at least some of your "Cities" will have to be given back to the Palestinians. and the inhabitants of these "cities" will be expelled and will pose another difficult issue of resettlement like the gush katif situation.

Its not the nomenclature....its the importance of applying a realistic assessment of which areas are MOST critical to Israel's future security and focusing on those areas. There simply isn't enough money or enough troops to occupy the entire west bank which would not be acceptable anyway from a geopolitical perspective.

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 Mar 29, 2011 at 01:56 PM Babishka Says:

Reply to #11  
Anonymous Says:

"They are NOT settlements!! They are FULL BLOWN CITIES!!!

You can call them cities, settlements, habitation areas or whatever. it doesn't change the reality of where they are located and the liklihood that at least some of your "Cities" will have to be given back to the Palestinians. and the inhabitants of these "cities" will be expelled and will pose another difficult issue of resettlement like the gush katif situation.

How can you give something "back" to somebody who never had it to begin with? Furthermore, it has already been conclusively demonstrated that surrendering territory does not achieve peace.

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 Mar 29, 2011 at 02:12 PM Anonymous Says:

"Generally speaking, “annexation” is the process used by cities and towns to increase their size through the acquisition of adjacent land. Once a city or town annexes land, the municipality is required to extend their public services to the citizens of the annexed area.
This can range from police and fire protection to new sewer connections for the annexed area. ". glrac.org

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 Mar 29, 2011 at 08:46 PM Kanyeshna Says:

Just do it!

Don't talk about it.

Israel hasn't done a blimey thing in years except talk and get shot down in planning anything. Palin's right. Stop apologizing, stop talking, just do things.

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 Mar 30, 2011 at 08:28 AM mnmys1987 Says:

Both Israelis and Palestinians look like children fighting for a candy...(I'm not, Chas v'Sholom, assimilating EY to a candy. I'm talking about their childish attitude)

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