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…

PM lobbies world envoys against Palestinian statehood bid

BY HERB KEINON, JPOST— Israel is prepared to make concessions, but the Palestinians have shown no indication of a willingness on their own for compromise, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Monday to a group of 18 ambassadors to Washington from Asian, European, African and Latin American countries who don’t usually vote for Israel at the UN.…

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…

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.…

Video: Bolton says Obama is the worst president for Israel

BY HERB KEINON, JPOST— US President Barack Obama is “the most anti-Israel president in the history of the state, without any question,” John Bolton, the former US envoy to the UN and a man considering entering the presidential race against Obama, told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday. “If you think that this is just a…