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Netanyahu vows swift land annexation

Sep 11, 2019 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

JERUSALEM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said Tuesday that he would move swiftly to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if voters returned him to power in the election next week, a change that would dramatically reshape the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

His plan to annex territory along the Jordan River would give the nation "secure, permanent borders" to the east for the first time in its history, he said.

But it would also reduce any future Palestinian...