For American Jews, Trump is key figure in Israeli election

Netanyahu Considers Annexing Parts of Judea and Samaria after Elections

The agreement was fiercely opposed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has cheered as Trump re-imposed stringent new sanctions on the country that Israel regards as an existential threat.

Riyad al-Malki tells The Associated Press Sunday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Jordan that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pledge was likely aimed at rallying his nationalist base in the final stretch of a tight race.

President Trump and his administration's pro-Netanyahu policies have enabled and emboldened the Israeli leader and his rightward lurch, and that definitely includes the West Bank vow.

Netanyahu said he informed Trump not "even one person" would be evicted from a settlement, telling Channel 13 he doubted such a request would be made.

Israel captured the Golan in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed it in 1981 in a move not recognized internationally.

"Whatever the results are, the formation of a coalition will probably be the most complicated one since 1961", said political scientist Abraham Diskin, referring to when it took David Ben-Gurion months to form a government.

The chief negotiator for the Palestine Liberation Organization, Saeb Erekat, responded to Netanyahu's statements by attacking both him and the Trump administration.

Netanyahu has promoted Jewish settlement expansion in his four terms as prime minister, but until now refrained from presenting a detailed vision for the West Bank, viewed by Palestinians as the heartland of a future state.

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"Israel will continue to brazenly violate worldwide law for as long as the global community will continue to reward Israel with impunity, particularly with the Trump administration's support", he said on Twitter.

Roughly 2.8 million Palestinians live in the West Bank under the control of the Israeli military, and some 400,000 Israelis live in the territory in settlements which are illegal under global law - as would be their annexation by Israel, since the territory was acquired by war.

Along with settlements, "our ongoing control of all the territory west of the Jordan" River was a further condition set by the Israeli premier for any USA -led peace initiative.

The possibility of indictment hangs over him while a centrist alliance headed by political novice Benny Gantz is battling his Likud neck-and-neck in opinion polls.

Trump's decision to speak at the meeting comes as Israel has been in the forefront of the news in recent weeks. "Oh, oh, oh I forgot, she doesn't like Israel, I forgot, I'm so sorry".

"I went - 'BING!' - it was done", Trump said on Saturday, describing the swiftness of his decision.

Citing a law passed previous year declaring Israel the nation state of the Jewish people, he said recently the country was "not a state of all its citizens".

If re-elected on April 9, Netanyahu could become Israel's longest serving prime minister and the first sitting prime minister to be indicted on corruption charges.

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