On Saturday, the Israeli prime ministers Benjamin Netanyahu gave an interview to Israel’s Channel 12 TV where he portrayed the U.S. policy shifts on Jerusalem and the Golan Heights as his achievements, saying he had managed to persuade Trump to take these steps...
in other important subject PM Netanyahu added that he will annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank if re-elected,
Netanyahu pledged that he would not dismantle a single Jewish settlement and that Israel would retain control of the territory west of the Jordan River — the West Bank. More than 600,000 Israelis now live on war-won lands, two-thirds in the West Bank.
An Israeli annexation of large parts of the West Bank is bound to snuff out any last flicker of hope for an Israeli-Palestinian deal on the terms of a Palestinian state on lands Israel captured in 1967.
A so-called two-state solution has long been the preferred option of most of the international community. However, intermittent U.S. mediation between Israelis and Palestinians ran aground after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital early in his term. And dismissed the Palestinian from any talks also Trump closed the office of the Palestinian authority in Washington....since then The Palestinians, who seek Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as their capital, suspended contact with the U.S.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed the development of Israeli relations with Arab countries, as he pointed out that great surprises will witness in the coming period.
The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation quoted Netanyahu's statements during his meeting on Monday said that the amount of Iranian arms transferred to the Lebanese Hezbollah organization through Syrian territory has decreased significantly since the crash of the Russian plane and that Israel continues the reconnaissance flights in the area.
The prime minister made the remarks during a meeting of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee on Monday afternoon, where he refused to address his recent hints about the continuation of IDF activities inside the Gaza Strip.
Mr. Netanyahu expected what he described as additional surprises in relations with some Arab countries and noted that he had agreed with Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said that Israel can use its planes to take off from Omani airspace of the Sultanate to India. As for Iran's threat to close Bab al-Mandab, the prime minister said Israel would work in cooperation with the international coalition.
Source: Makan (Israeli Broadcasting Corporation)
At a memorial ceremony for far-right Israeli tourism minister Rehavam Zeevi, on Tuesday The Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel had "great sympathy" for Kurdish aspirations and that the world should concern itself with their well being.
Israel has been the only country to openly support Kurdish independence, with Netanyahu last month backing "the legitimate efforts of the Kurdish people to attain a state of its own.
During the ceremony of Zeevi , Netanyahu added that he went on a secret mission Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region in the 1960s and supervised the setting up of an Israeli army field hospital there. and The visit made a deep impression on him," Netanyahu's office quoted him as saying in Hebrew.
"He came face to face with warm expressions of support for Israel which continue to this day.The Kurds demonstrate national maturity and international maturity," said the Israeli leader.
"We have very great sympathy for their desires and the world needs to concern itself with their safety and with their future."