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As Netanyahu Seeks Re-Election, the Future of the West Bank is Now on the Ballot

posted on April 8, 2019

The New York Times’s David M. Halbfinger reports that Israeli voters on Tuesday must decide whether they want to affirm Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to extend sovereignty over the West Bank, or leave open the possibility for a Palestinian state there. Halbfinger writes, “Saturday night, under intense pressure in a neck-and-neck contest with a centrist former army chief, Benny Gantz, Mr. Netanyahu gave in. Lunging further to his political right, he declared on national television that he would indeed begin to ‘apply sovereignty’ in the West Bank.”

Read at The New York Times