The Palenstinian Authority and Jordanian leaders have made clear that any move to make Israeli rule over the West Bank permanent would send shockwaves through the region, former fellow Neri Zilber (Israel, 2011-2013) reports in Foreign Policy.

“While annexation could be months off—and might not happen at all,” he writes, “the responses from the two leaders who stand to be affected most by any Israeli move underscored just how sensitive the issue is, even after more than 50 years of Israeli occupation of the territory.”

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