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Netanyahu's annexation vow threatened Abraham Accords and US support, Jared Kushner says in new book

 

August 12, 2022



(JTA) — When Benjamin Netanyahu, then Israel’s prime minister, failed to meet his own deadline to announce a plan to annex portions of the West Bank during the summer of 2020, it wasn’t just his usual critics and advocates for the prompt creation of a Palestinian state who breathed a sigh of relief.

The missed deadline was also a relief to insiders at the Trump White House, who knew that annexation would derail their ambitious effort to make peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

In fact, the very afternoon of the annexation deadline, a leading member of the Emirati negoti...



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