Kushner: US Won’t Allow Israeli Annexation ‘for Some Time’

Says Israel won't annex without US approval

Questions about the Israel-UAE deal and annexation may have been answered by Jared Kushner, who says that Israel will not annex without US permission, and the US won’t give that permission for “some time” after the deal.

Israel’s peace deal was said to delay annexation, though Netanyahu said it wouldn’t be an obstacle. If Israel’s annexation is predicated on US permission, which has been the indication, then the delay seems entirely up to the US to enforce.

With some officials, including Kushner, condemning the Palestinians, it is always possible the US will cut the delay short to spite them. That the annexation is up to the US at all is sure to be onerous for Israel’s settler movement.

How long the delay is remains to be seen, but could change at any time as it could rapidly become a political issue, particularly in that the annexation is such a blow to the peace process.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.