Ilhan Omar is very upset about Netanyahu’s announcement today that he will annex parts of the West Bank if he wins the election:
This is the nail in the coffin to a two-state solution or any peace deal.
Anyone who does not condemn this or take action to prevent it cannot credibly say they support a two-state solution.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 11, 2019
What Netanyahu said today:
JPOST – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Tuesday that if reelected, he will apply sovereignty over all settlements in Judea and Samaria, starting with the Jordan Valley.
Netanyahu said the steps would be taken in coordination with the administration of US President Donald Trump. He revealed that Trump intends to announce his Middle East peace plan soon after the September 17 election, adding that he would wait with his annexation plan until after Trump’s “Deal of the Century” is revealed.
“I will not do anything without getting a clear mandate from the public, and so the citizens of Israel, I ask you for a clear mandate to do this,” Netanyahu said in his statement that he delivered at Ramat Gan’s Kfar Maccabiah Hotel. “There is a unique and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do something with broad consensus and bring safe permanent borders to the State of Israel. This will ensure that Judea and Samaria do not become Gaza, and that Kfar Saba, Netanya and Tel Aviv will not become like communities along the border of Gaza.”
Pointing to a map of the Jordan Valley, he said Israel could carry out the plan without annexing a single Palestinian, and ensuring that Palestinians maintain complete freedom of movement throughout the West Bank. He hinted that the plan had been coordinated with the US.
Of this, Ilhan Omar quips that if you don’t condemn Netanyahu’ annexation promise, then you can’t credibly say you support a two-state solution.
Well guess what? She’s right! I most certainly do not condemn Israel annexing parts of Israel and I most definitely do no support a two-state solution!
And this should be the stance from all Republicans, including Trump. But I’m sure his “deal of the century” will disappoint….