[News] Netanyahu Announces Six-Point Plan to Annex Palestinian Land, Defeat Iran
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Netanyahu Announces Six-Point Plan to Annex Palestinian Land, Defeat Iran
December 28, 2019
*By Palestine Chronicle Staff
Following his triumph in the Likud party’s primary elections on December
26, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu introduced a political
plan aimed at securing US recognition of Israel’s annexation of West
Bank settlements and rolling back Iran’s influence in the region.
Netanyahu’s plan, which is likely to play a major role in his desperate
attempt to cling to power after yet another general election, slated for
March, also proposes the normalization of ties between Tel Aviv and Arab
countries, without ending Israel’s occupation of Palestine.
Israeli newspaper Times of Israel
on Netanyahu’s six-point plan, which was revealed during the Israeli
leader’s victory speech on Friday.
“First, we will finalize our borders; second, we will push the US to
recognize our sovereignty in the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead
Sea; third, we will push for US recognition of our extension of
sovereignty over all the communities in Judea and Samaria, all of them
without exception,” Netanyahu said.
“Fourth, we will push for a historic defense alliance with the US
that will preserve Israeli freedom of action; fifth, stop Iran and
its allies decisively; and sixth, push for normalization and
agreements that will lead to peace accords with Arab countries”.
“Israeli officials have been preparing for this moment for more than
half a century, since the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza were seized
back in 1967,” wrote
Palestine Chronicle contributor Jonathan Cook last June.
“Annexation is not a right-wing project that has hijacked the benign
intentions of Israel’s founding generation. Annexation was on the cards
from the occupation’s very beginnings in 1967, when the so-called
center-left – now presented as a peace-loving alternative to Netanyahu –
ran the government,” Cook added.
“Ultimately, Israel wants the Palestinians gone entirely, squeezed
out into neighboring Arab states, such as Egypt and Jordan. That
next chapter is likely to begin in earnest if Trump ever gets the
chance to unveil his deal of the century’.”
In his speech on Friday, Netanyahu promised his Likud supporters that he
will “fight for them” as “they fought for me,” reported The Times of Israel.
/(The Palestine Chronicle)/
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