Legalizing outposts is last nail in the coffin of Trump's annexation map

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Legalizing outposts is last nail in the coffin of Trump's annexation map
Analysis: The Right has gotten bolder under Netanyahu in laying claim to settler land in Area C, which makes up 60% of the West Bank.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
NOVEMBER 26, 2020

Strangely, Israel’s announcement it could legalize the West Bank outposts is the last nail in the coffin of US President Donald Trump’s annexation map. The fact that Community Affairs Minister Tzachi Hanegbi could so blatantly speak in the Knesset about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s support for a process to authorize what could effectively be dozens of additional settlements is, therefore, one of the consolation prizes handed to the Right in lieu of the failed unilateral sovereignty pledges he made during the last election cycles.

Hanegbi’s brief statement to the Knesset on the matter on Wednesday was unique and a reflection of the unusual diplomatic bubble of time in which Israel finds itself. It is likely that a bold move to authorize the outposts could only really happen in this specific waiting period, between the end of the Trump administration and the start of the Biden one. It is for this reason that the fate of the outposts, whose significance has almost been forgotten on the international and local stage, has been raised now.

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