Israel Annex the West Bank? How a Taboo Idea Got Real: QuickTake

In 1967, Israel conquered the West Bank, land Palestinians see as the core of a future state of their own. Ever since, Israel has controlled the territory but without claiming to own it. Now the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intends to annex as much as 30% of the West Bank, making it part of the sovereign state of Israel. The plan, which only a few years ago was regarded as a fringe idea within Israel, reflects changes in the country’s politics and in its relationship with the