Annexation Plan

BDS activists in New York City (Photo: Joe Catron)

In a statement launched today, tens of Palestinian civil society organizations, professional associations, unions, human rights and advocacy groups, and networks, representing an overwhelming majority of Palestinian civil society, called on governments to adopt “effective countermeasures, including sanctions” to “stop Israel’s illegal annexation of the Occupied West Bank and grave violations of human rights.”

Maryland Senator Ben Cardin posing with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem during a visit in March 2016. (Courtesy of U.S. Senate)

The Netanyahu-Gantz coalition government will be sworn in this week and Netanyahu has made it clear that he intends to move forward with annexation plans this summer. Almost every Democrat opposes the move, but virtually none of them want to even suggest doing anything about it.