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‘We will deepen our roots, build, strengthen and settle’, Israeli Prime Minister says in speech marking 50 years of Israeli occupation of Palestinian land. Perhaps he’s being a little more candid because he knows the U.S. President is, not to put too fine a point on it, busy elsewhere, but otherwise nothing has changed.

Inconvenient but obvious truths about Netanyahu and the Palestinians (Haaretz)
A Prime Minister whose most generous vision for peace is a besieged Palestinian autonomy; who insists the Israeli army should control the West Bank forever; who routinely describes the Palestinian leadership as hateful supporters of terror; who even tried to pin blame for the Holocaust on a Palestinian mufti; who has never shown a hint of sympathy for the millions of people who live under Israeli occupation or made any effort to communicate with them — this is not a Prime Minister who seeks peace. Perhaps he’s being a little more candid because he knows the U.S. President is, to put a fine point on it, otherwise engaged, but otherwise nothing has changed (Aug 29)

Benjamin Netanyahu: Israeli settlements in the West Bank are ‘here to stay forever’ (The Independent)
‘We will deepen our roots, build, strengthen and settle’, Israeli Prime Minister says in speech marking 50 years of Israeli occupation of Palestinian land (Aug 29)

For Israeli right, there is no occupation (Al-Monitor)
The Israeli government’s denial of the occupation has led it to intimidating those who dare acknowledge its existence or use the word “occupation.” (Aug 29)

Jared Kushner just made a huge blunder on peace in the Middle East (Forward)
When one side wields massively more power, saying the “way forward” is up to “the two sides” is tantamount to letting the more powerful side impose its will )Aug 29)

Bennett in Beit El: ‘The vision – one million residents in Judea and Samaria’ (Arutz Sheva)
Knesset Speaker and Education Minister celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Beit El (Aug 30)

Photo: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, Barkan, West Bank, August 28, 2017 (Kobi Gideon / GPO)

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