Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Israel to give up parts of Jerusalem in peace deal

By News Express on 02/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,339

 •Aerial view of Jerusalem
•Aerial view of Jerusalem

Israel set a higher threshold on Tuesday for any future vote on ceding parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinians.

Palestinians wanted the eastern part of the city for a future independent state.

The amendment passed by the Israeli parliament to existing legislation raised from 61 to 80 the number of votes that would be required in the 120-seat Knesset to approve any proposal to hand over part of the city to “a foreign party”.

The amendment, long in the legislative pipeline, comes less than a month after U.S. President Donald Trump angered the Palestinians, Middle East leaders and world powers by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

U.S. negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians have been frozen since 2014 but, if ever resumed, a special Israeli parliament majority to approve handing over parts of Jerusalem could complicate efforts to reach a peace accord.

Trump’s Dec. 6 decision touched off protests in the region and the Palestinians have said Washington can no longer serve as a peace broker.

A U.S. bid to revive negotiations, led by the president’s adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has so far shown no progress.

“The authority to relinquish parts of the land is not in the hands of any Jew, nor of the Jewish people,” said Naftali Bennett, head of the far-right Jewish Home coalition party, which sponsored the legislation.

Palestinian officials were not immediately available for comment on the new amendment, which passed by a vote of 64 to 52.

Opposition head Isaac Herzog said Jewish Home was leading Israel “toward a terrible disaster”.

The status of Jerusalem is one of the most sensitive issues in the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israel captured East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed it in a move not recognised internationally.

It says the entire city is its “eternal and indivisible” capital.

Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of a future state that would also include the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party unanimously urged legislators in a non-binding resolution to effectively annex Israeli settlements built in the West Bank.

Political commentators said the decision might bolster right-wing support for Netanyahu, who could seek a public mandate in an early election while he awaits possible criminal indictments against him on corruption suspicions. He denies wrongdoing.

Parliamentary elections are not due until November 2019 but the police investigations in two cases of alleged corruption against Netanyahu and tensions among coalition partners in his government could hasten a poll.

Some commentators, pointing to an existing law that already sets a similar high threshold for handing over territory in a land-for-peace deal, have said Jewish Home was essentially competing with Likud for support among the right-wing base. (Reuters/NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 02/01/2018 12:33:18 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
IG deploys 3 mobile force units, anti-robbery equipment...

Aisha Buhari hosts kids at Eid-el Fitri, promises...

Lagos begins advocacy on emergency number

2019: Daura youths to purchase nomination forms for...

Dawari George screened, cleared for Rivers APC gubernatorial...

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie featured in New York Times...

HURIWA kicks against immunisation of school children by...

COINCIDENCES: Between Vladimir Lenin and Gani Fawehinmi; Chicago...

Russia ambassador found dead inside pool

Northern youths, Igbo meet in Kano over quit...

Akwa Ibom gov sponsors 100 youths to Israel...

Elumelu identifies way to drive job creation, diversify...

 

Latest News APC governors collect signatures to remove Oshiomhole as party chairman Lagos Assembly reacts to impeachment moves against Ambode EFCC to investigate abandoned projects across the country Man hacks farmer, policeman to death in Ondo Kutigi, Tukur: Nigeria has lost two great patriots, says Obi Doctors find 122 nails in patient’s stomach Money laundering: Court remands Fayose in EFCC custody Military kills three Gana boys in Benue NYSC suspends Orientation Course in Kaduna ‘till further notice’ Supreme Court reinstates injunction order against Rivers APC congresses MRA inducts PTDF into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’, expresses concern over FG’s failure to act NHIS workers block suspended Executive Secretary from entering office

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (408,930 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (383,550 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (315,978 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (259,125 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (238,411 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (224,979 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (204,853 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (186,271 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (171,136 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (166,371 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (162,046 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,733 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (70) Business & Economy (3,703) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (949) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (561) Features (660) Global Business Monitor (305) International (2,564) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,834) Opinion (1,127) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,344) Religion (885) Sports (1,739) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

NLNG Prize for Literature 2018

Zenith Zero Balance

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

LIBYA vs NIGERIA 2-3 Goals Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement