MK Yaakov “Katzeleh” Katz (National Union) […] has submitted to the Knesset a new piece of legislation that would allow Israel to annex the portion of Judea and Samaria [sic] known as Area C from the Oslo 2 agreement, signed in 1995.
Approximately 350,000 Israeli citizens live in Area C, a portion of Judea and Samaria [sic] which is currently under Israeli military control. The Israeli citizens who live in Area C currently do not enjoy the same legal status and rights that they would receive if the area was annexed. There are also between 56,000 and 150,000 Arabs living in Area C. Knesset Diaspora Affairs Committee Chairman MK Danny Danon (Likud) and Knesset House Committee Chairman Yariv Levin (Likud) have signed on as co-sponsors of Katzeleh’s bill.
Outside of the Knesset, Pinchas Polonsky is leading a new peace initiative involving the annexation of Area C which will target American politicians. The plan calls for promoting the strategy to Republican congressman and presidential candidates and would lead to a speech at the Republican National Convention in August. There are now more than a dozen Congressmen who have signed on to the objective.
This, of course, comes on the heels of multiple GOP presidential contenders asserting that Palestinian people do not exist, a bill proposed by a Republican representative in the House that supports “Israel’s right to annex Judea and Samaria in the event that the Palestinian Authority continues to press for unilateral recognition of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations,” and an RNC resolution that appeared to endorse a one-state solution to the conflict. This news comes about six months after it was revealed that the World Likud organization had hired a prominent PR firm led by a member of the prominent Rubenstein PR dynasty that also does work for well known American figures such as Donald Trump and Alex Rodriguez. All signs point to a cynical alliance between the right-wings of both Israel and America to undermine the Obama’s administration’s (already watered down) position on Israeli colonization of the West Bank in addition to increased PR work in the US on the part of Israeli-based operatives.
Make no mistake about it: the Republican position on Palestine is outright ghoulish these days and the terrible specter of a Zionist pander-fest at the RNC that calls for the legalized theft of 62% of the West Bank is increasingly likely.