Ashkenazi: Annexation not on the agenda today or tomorrow

T. Belman. How about in a week.


Israel will not extend its sovereignty to parts of the West Bank in the coming days, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said on Monday.

“It’s not on the agenda for today or tomorrow,” Ashkenazi told Kan Bet.

Asked if sovereignty plans have been called off entirely, Ashkenazi said: “I don’t know, but I can say the Foreign Ministry is preparing diplomatic assessments and the Defense Ministry is preparing security assessments. It has deep ramifications.”

July 1 passed with no action, but US Envoy for International Negotiations Avi Berkowitz returned to Washington soon after for further discussions on the matter, after which Trump would weigh in. A US source told The Jerusalem Post that a decision would be announced this week.

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  1. “Israel reaches highest state deficit in history, NIS 58.2 billion
    The accumulated deficit of the government for the past 12 months is NIS 88.4 billion.
    By JERUSALEM POST STAFF JULY 6, 2020 18:57”

    Not good. Extension of Israeli law and proclamation of sovereignty over any part or all of Judea-Samaria good. But of limited practical value if Israel is bankrupt. U.S. can absorb unlimited increase in money supply–for now. Israel has much smaller economy. A deficit this large will produce runaway inflation.

  2. @ Adam Dalgliesh:
    A couple of months ago Israel announced that it had raised 25 billion $$ (more than was considered necessary) in loans.
    It looks like this needs to be at least doubled.
    I hope we are not entering another era of American “loan guarantees” which at that time led to Oslo agreements (although the US now has enough trouble with its own indebtedness and unrestrained money printing).
    Why would budget deficit produce runaway inflation?
    They are not printing shekels like crazy, the economy is in shambles, the demand is low.
    It may produce runaway poverty, debt slavery, more “painful concessions” demanded by the US, and it may hit aliyah prospects hard.

  3. “The American window for deciding on the matter of Israeli sovereignty [in parts of Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley] is between a month and 45 days,” senior White House officials recently told Zionist Organization of America National President Morton Klein.

    The officials also told Klein there was “more than a 50% chance” that the sovereignty initiative would be approved.

    The above quote was as of a couple of days ago

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