Netanyahu pushes annexation plan in bid to prevent polls

PRIME Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today touted his plan to annex a swathe of the occupied West Bank and Israeli settlements in a last-ditch effort to prevent another general election.

“It’s time to apply Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley, and legalise all the Judea and Samaria settlements; those that are in settlement blocs and those outside them,” he said, using the biblical term for the West Bank.