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Israel's Annexation Plans Will Leave It in Need of New Allies

Jun 26, 2020 | 10:00 GMT
A picture shows the Israeli settlement of Mitzpe Kramim in the West Bank on June 18, 2020.

A picture shows the Israeli settlement of Mitzpe Kramim in the West Bank on June 18, 2020.

(MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images)

Israel's impending annexations in the West Bank will not spark immediate international backlash, but growing pro-Palestine sentiment in the United States and Europe will ultimately leave it politically and economically isolated in the long term. This will lead Israel to seek increased partnerships with countries whose citizens and politicians are less invested in the prospect of a Palestinian state, such as Russia and China, though doing so will come at the risk of further stoking U.S. ire. ...

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