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From top: Billboards showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left), who has pledged to annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank if re-elected tomorrow; Conor O’Neill, a researcher with the Civil Engagement Group in the Seanad, addressing the UN last week on the ‘Question of Palestine’

As Israel goes to the polls…

Conor O’Neill writes:

[Benjamin] Netanyahu’s saying openly that he plans to formally annex the Palestine West Bank if re-elected. I was lucky enough to get a chance to speak last week (alongside Senator Frances Black) at the UN about practical steps we can take to stop that from happening….

As Netanyahu Seeks Re-election, the Future of the West Bank Is Now on the Ballot (New York Times)

Last week: ‘We Call On The International Community To Come With Us’

Conor O’Neill

Pic: Reuters

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Israel takes over vast Palestinian lands to build new settlement. Takeover from five Palestinian villages is biggest West Bank land appropriation in 30 years, says Peace Now; settlers laud Netanyahu, Ya’alon, government.

Israel appropriates massive tract of West Bank land (Chaim Levinson and Jack Khoury, Haaretz) [behind paywall]