Danon’s ‘annexation campaign’ set to begin

BY GIL HOFFMAN, JPOST As the Palestinian Authority prepares to ask the United Nations General Assembly to declare a Palestinian state unilaterally, a pressure campaign began Wednesday asking Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to unilaterally annex the West Bank. The campaign is the brainchild of Likud MK Danny Danon, who has sponsored a bill that would begin the…

Return to the 1947 Partition Line

BY FRANK MEIR LOEWENBERG, WINNIPEG JEWISH REVIEW— A demand to implement the UN Partition Plan of 1947 is one of the options the Palestinians are studying in the wake of Washington’s decision to veto their request for statehood in September, according to Nabil Shaath, ex-Palestinian Foreign Minister and now Fatah commissioner for international relations.  He…

The Palestinians' Imaginary State

BY STEVEN J. ROSEN, FOREIGN POLICY— In a few weeks, an overwhelming majority in the United Nations General Assembly will likely vote for collective recognition of a Palestinian state. But which Palestinian state? Of the three Palestinian states the assembly could recognize, two are real and arguably could meet the requirements for statehood. But it…

Israel Bows to Obama’s 1967 Borders Pressure

BY DAVID HORNICK, FRONTPAGEMAG.COM— Media reports quote anonymous Israeli officials saying Israel has decided, after all, to negotiate a two-state arrangement with the Palestinians based on the 1967 borders. The reports have a certain shock value; reading between the lines, the shock dissipates somewhat. AP calls it a “dramatic policy shift” and cites a report…

Arab League likely to turn to UN Security Council for Palestinian statehood

BY SHLOMO SHAMIR, HAARETZ The Arab League is likely to approve a proposal on Wednesday to turn to the United Nations Security Council in a bid to secure Palestinian statehood, according to UN officials. The Arab League will convene in Doha on Wednesday to formulate a final proposal between the league and the Palestinian Authority…

IDF rearms ahead of Palestinian state bid

BY RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— The Israeli army (IDF) has been busy procuring new weapons for its soldiers in preparation for the aftermath of the Palestinian Authority’s unilateral statehood bid in September. It is widely expected that after the Palestinians petition the UN to recognize a Palestinian mass popular violence will break out against Israel.…