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Israel’s UN envoy insists West Bank annexation ‘not off the table’

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Israel’s new ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday that plans to annex parts of the West Bank were still on the table, despite officials from the United States and United Arab Emirates saying the move has been called off as part of the normalization deals Jerusalem signed this week with the UAE and Bahrain.

Gilad Erdan, a former top member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party who is also set to take over as ambassador to the US, said that he had spoken to the premier about the matter.

“The annexation is not off the table. It can be discussed again after the US elections,” Erdan told Army Radio, referring to the November 3 vote in which US President Donald Trump faces Democrat Joe Biden.

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