Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised to extend Israeli sovereignty over much of the occupied West Bank as soon as July 1, despite misgivings of the Trump administration. Is this the death of the two-state solution? Of Israel as a Jewish democracy? Of Palestinian national aspirations? David Makovsky, head of the Israel-Arab relations project at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and Khalil Shikaki, director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, join Jodi Rudoren, Editor-in-Chief of the Forward and former Jerusalem bureau chief of The New York Times for this critical discussion.
This is part of our series, “#ForwardFocus: Talks in Trying Times,” in which Forward editors are moderating weekly talks with Jewish leaders working to build community through this crisis.
Will Israel really annex the West Bank?