Netanyahu Claims Alliance With America Has Become 'Even Stronger' With Trump

"Jewish children in Kazakhstan were singing Hebrew songs as they sang here, in a Muslim state and that reflects the kind of world we like to see: a world of tolerance, a world of diversity as opposed to the world that is being challenged today by the forces of barbarism and intolerance", he said. It has remained a cornerstone of worldwide policy since then, even though events on the ground and the relentlessly shifting balance of power towards Israel increasingly mocked the likelihood of a two-state outcome actually coming to pass. It has shown itself willing to stand against the vast majority of the worldwide community on the issue, rejecting for example the refrain that east Jerusalem is "occupied Palestinian territory". They can also notice the fact that Prime Minister Netanyahu is successfully manipulating his rightwing coalition to prevent the establishment of more settlements in the West Bank.

Annexation is, therefore, a distinct possibility.

Still, Shteiwi argued that the U.S. administration will not leave the Palestinian-Israeli conflict without a solution, but he questioned their proposals and what they would actually look like.

While some observers viewed Trump's statement as an end to the "cosmetic" negotiations, some argued that Washington should have a solution in place to avoid "irreparably damaging" ties with Arab states.

"And I explained Singapore's position again, and expressed my hope for peace between Israel and Palestine, which will contribute to a stabler Middle East and indeed a stabler world". This was handed back as part of the peace treaty with Egypt.

Far-right members of Netanyahu's coalition have been emboldened by Trump's suggestion that he was open to new ways to achieve peace that did not necessarily entail creation of a Palestinian state, a benchmark of USA policy for decades. "The donated territory would expand Gaza fivefold". However, he said it was not clear if the Arab states would have gone along with it either. "The regional partners are there, but they will not be able to be seen publicly moving toward a regional process without some compensation on the Palestinian front", he said.

Israel and Singapore established diplomatic relations in 1969.

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Then imagine that Israel succeeds in pushing even more Palestinians out of the West Bank into Jordan and annexes the whole territory. Its nominal border would thus have been pushed east as well as south and south-west.

"Let's try and talk and reach an agreement".

"Greater Israel", more or less, would thus become a reality.

"I think Australian politicians should stop asking us".

Australian governments have long backed Israel, but the current conservative one has gone further than most. Israel has got used to the idea that a solution to the conflict is not forthcoming.

Netanyahu's visit is scheduled to run from Wednesday to Saturday, a relatively long foreign stay for Israeli prime ministers, who typically are reluctant to be overseas for long because of the security situation at home.


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