Israeli MK Calls for Trump to Recognize Israel’s Annexation of West Bank

Hours after US President Donald Trump announced the recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, controversial Israeli Knesset Member (MK) Bezalel Smotrich has called for Trump to take a similar step regarding the occupied West Bank.

President Trump justified his recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights by claiming it is of strategic, historical and security importance for Israel.

Many of Israel’s right-wing parties � among which is Smotrich’s National Union party � are calling for annexing Area C of the occupied West Bank to Israel, which constitutes 60 percent of the whole territory.

Buoyed by President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December 2017, these parties have become more fervent in their demands, particularly ahead of Israel’s upcoming election on April 9.

Many of Israel’s right-wing parties � among which is Smotrich’s National Union party � are calling for annexing Area C of the occupied West Bank to Israel, which constitutes 60 percent of the whole territory.

Buoyed by President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December 2017, these parties have become more fervent in their demands, particularly ahead of Israel’s upcoming election on April 9.

Source: Palestine Chronicle