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Map Update: Israel’s Territorial Expansion

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Map Update: Israel’s Territorial Expansion

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On September 10th, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the grand campaign promise to annex the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea in the occupied West Bank if he were to win the upcoming elections. Netanyahu also promised that these annexations of occupied land would be supported by the Trump Administration, and that US President Donald Trump would reveal his “deal of the century” plan, following a successful vote in the “only democracy in the Middle East.”

Taking into account the US stance regarding Israeli agressive actions in the Middle East, it’s expected that the Trump administration will fully support any Israeli expansionist plans in the region.

In own turn, Russia is concerned “over these Israeli plans, the implementation of which can lead to a dramatic escalation of tensions in the region and undermine hopes for a long awaited peace between Israel and its Arab neighbours.”

“At the same time, we confirm our consistent and unchanged position on the need for a comprehensive political settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict based on the two-state solution to be implemented within the 1967 borders. The only reliable path to settling all the existing differences lies through direct talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians within the framework of international law, including UN Security Council resolutions, the Madrid Principles and the Arab Peace Initiative,” the Russian Foreign Ministry commented on the issue.

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