Annexations are not illegal, Netanyahu replies to Macron’s objections

After French President Emmanuel Macron told PM Binyamin Netanyahu to abandon his plan to apply sovereignty to Jewish West Bank settlements because it was against international law, Netanyahu replied by maintaining that no violation of international law was involved. He argued that the Trump peace plan, contrary to the failed plans going back 53 years, “has new ideas that allow real progress. Israel would negotiate peace based on it,” he said, adding: “The Palestinian refusal to negotiate on this and past plans is what prevents progress.”


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