Netanyahu pledges ‘immediate’ annexation steps if re-elected

first_imgA day ahead of Israel’s third election in a year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Sunday that if re-elected he would annex swathes of the occupied West Bank within weeks.In an interview with Israeli public radio, Netanyahu said annexation of the Jordan Valley and other parts of the West Bank was his top priority among “four major immediate missions”.”That will happen within weeks, two months at the most, I hope,” he said in the interview aired 24 hours before polls were scheduled to open.  “The joint US-Israeli mapping committee started work a week ago,” he added.US President Donald Trump’s widely-criticised Middle East peace plan, unveiled in late January, gave the Jewish state a green light to annex the area and proposed a committee to set out the exact borders of the territory to be annexed.Netanyahu listed his other priorities as signing an “historic” defence treaty with the United States, Israel’s key ally, and “eradicating the Iranian threat”, without elaborating on his plan for Tehran.He has repeatedly pledged to stop the Islamic republic from developing a nuclear weapon and has not ruled out the use of force. He has also acted to roll back Iranian and allied forces active in neighbouring Syria.Israel routinely fires missiles at what it says are Iranian targets in Syria, where elite Iranian forces and allied militia play a key role in the country’s conflict.Netanyahu on Sunday said that his fourth “immediate” goal if he wins another term — despite facing trial on multiple corruption charges — would be major economic reform to bring down Israel’s high cost of living.After inconclusive elections in April and September, latest opinion polls put the right-wing Netanyahu and his centrist rival Benny Gantz neck and neck in Monday’s vote.Topics :last_img read more

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Arsenal confirm Willian’s shirt number after signing winger on free transfer

first_imgThe winger made the switch from Stamford Bridge to the Emirates (Picture: Getty Images)Willian has been handed the No.12 shirt after completing the switch from Chelsea to Arsenal on a free transfer.The 32-year-old is believed to have signed a three-year deal worth £220,000-a-week at the Emirates after failing to come to an agreement with the Blues.Willian brings plenty of experience to Mikel Arteta’s side having won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and the Europa League over his seven-year spell at Stamford Bridge. Advertisement Arsenal confirm Willian’s shirt number after signing winger on free transfer Comment Willian spent seven years at Chelsea (Picture: Getty Images)Upon confirming the deal, Arsenal also announced that the Brazilian will wear the No.12 shirt, mostly recently donned by Stephan Lichtsteiner and Olivier Giroud, who is now a Chelsea player.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWillian had offers from several clubs, but chose to be part of Mikel Arteta’s exciting project at Arsenal.Technical director Edu told the club’s official website that his compatriot will bring a number of good qualities to his new post.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalEdu said: ’I know him very well, since a long time ago because we’ve been working together for the Brazilian national team and of course I was following him because he played for another club.‘He has a lot of fantastic attributes as a person, as a football player of course, his character.‘I’m 100 per cent sure that everybody in the dressing room, the fans, myself and Mikel will enjoy having Willian in our side.’MORE: Arsenal must make transfer promise to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, says Robin van PersieMORE: Ray Parlour urges Arsenal to sign £20million Chelsea transfer target John StonesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Metro Sport ReporterFriday 14 Aug 2020 10:58 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.7kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

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Pjanić and Džeko scored for Roma in the Match against Juventus (video)

first_imgAfter Miralem Pjanić scored the first goal from the free kick in the 61st minute, the second BH striker, Edin Džeko, scored the 2nd goal in the match against Juventus.In the 79th minute, Džeko managed to score with his head for 2: 0. The match ended with the victory of Roma with score 2: 1.Roma played very well against the current champions. (Source: klix.ba)last_img

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