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Will Israel's Netanyahu annex the Jordan Valley?

Israel's prime minister has pledged to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election.

Occupied West Bank

Palestinians in Jordan Valley: 'Our lands are already annexed'

Netanyahu's pledge to formalise de facto Israeli control over Jordan Valley provokes unease among Palestinian residents.

Palestinians in Jordan Valley: 'Our lands are already annexed'

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Who is Avi Berkowitz, the new face on US Middle East peace team?

The 30-year-old aide to Jared Kushner reportedly has little experience beyond attending to his boss's daily needs.

Who is Avi Berkowitz, the new face on US Middle East peace team?

Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu, Putin to meet as Russia condemns annexation plan

Meeting comes as Moscow warns pre-election pledge could lead to a 'sharp escalation of tensions in the region'.

Netanyahu, Putin to meet as Russia condemns annexation plan

Israel

Israel election: Where do the parties stand on the occupation?

Most of the 31 parties in the running have declared their stance on Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Israel election: Where do the parties stand on the occupation?

Occupied West Bank

What are areas A, B, and C of the occupied West Bank?

After Israel and the PLO signed the Oslo Accords, the West Bank was divided into three areas of control.

What are areas A, B, and C of the occupied West Bank?

Israel

Five things to know about Israel's general election

Israelis head to the polls on September 17 as PM Benjamin Netanyahu pledges to annex the Jordan Valley if elected.

Israel election: Five key things to know

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Netanyahu annexation pledge denounced as 'dangerous' and 'racist'

Arab leaders and United Nations react against Israeli prime minister's controversial promise in lead-up to election.

Netanyahu annexation pledge denounced as 'dangerous' and 'racist'

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Netanyahu announces post-election plan to annex Jordan Valley

Some 65,000 Palestinians and 11,000 illegal Israeli settlers live in the area - mostly under Israeli military control.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Trump Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt to resign

Officials say Jason Greenblatt will resign once the US Middle East peace plan he's been working on is released.

Trump Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt to resign

Occupied West Bank

Palestinians slam Netanyahu pledge to annex West Bank settlements

Palestinian officials denounce Israel PM's reiterated pledge to annex occupied West Bank settlements as 'unacceptable'.

Palestinians slam Netanyahu pledge to annex West Bank settlements

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

US won't release Middle East peace plan before Israeli election

White House envoy confirms details of the peace plan will not be release until after Israel's September 17 election.

US won't release Middle East peace plan before Israeli election

Gaza

Gaza in state of alert after blasts kill 3 Hamas policemen

Increased Hamas presence on main roads of the Palestinian enclave after two bombings target security forces.

Gaza in state of alert after blasts kill 3 Hamas policemen

Middle East

Palestinian president fires advisers, orders return of bonuses

Moves believed to be part of efforts to cut costs and recuperate funds after Israel stopped delivering tax revenues.

Palestinian president fires advisers, orders return of bonuses

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Trump: US peace plan likely to be released after Israel election

US president says he will wait until the September 17 elections before releasing the peace plan.

Trump: US peace plan likely to be released after Israel election