Can Israel annex parts of Judea and Samaria under its next premier?


March 26, 2021

(JNS) — It has been suggested that the next prime minister of Israel will be forbidden to annex parts of Judea and Samaria for the next three years due to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s personal commitment to former President Donald Trump on the issue. This ostensible commitment, however, was never ratified by Israel’s legislature. Does a personal commitment by an Israeli prime minister to a U.S. president tie the hands of succeeding prime ministers?

Not according to the tradition of democratic societies, which aims to avoid executive tyranny, limiting the power of presidents and...

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