Historic Israel-UAE-Bahrain pacts signed in US

History was marked today, when the Jewish State of Israel signed two separate bilateral normalization agreements with the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain under the auspices of…

The Economic Potential of Sovereignty Application

By Prof. Haim Gvirtzman When Israel declares sovereignty in the Jordan Valley and the Jerusalem Envelope, this must be accompanied by significant economic development and construction. Introduction The planned (but delayed)…

Hamas: Annexation is a declaration of war

The Islamist Hamas organization has proclaimed that “Israeli plans to annex the occupied West Bank and Jordan Valley will be regarded as a declaration of war against the Palestinian people.”…

UN widely condemns Israeli annexation plan

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has labeled Israel’s hope to extend sovereignty over parts of the West Bank of the Jordan Valley as “a threat” that would “would constitute…

EU & UN condemn potential West Bank annexation

The European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell published a statement in which he claimed that the 27-member bloc regards any annexation of disputed territories as a serious violation of…

Israel to renew building in West Bank settlement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced construction plans for some 3,500 new housing units in the E-1 area of the West Bank that effectively connects Jerusalem with the town of…

Global responses to ‘Deal of the Century’

Palestinian Authority Civil Affairs Minister Hussein al-Sheikh has declared that Ramallah is no longer bound by past agreements with Israel, in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s release of…

Will Israel annex parts of West Bank?

Contrary to promises made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a press briefing in the immediate aftermath of the unveiling of the American peace plan on Tuesday, it now…

Palestinians rally against U.S. peace plan

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas rejected the American peace plan outright, calling it a “conspiracy.” During a press conference held in the Palestinian Authority’s headquarters in the West Bank city of…