Only three in 10 Israelis consider control of West Bank an 'occupation'

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"If Netanyahu does not consider the 1967 war an occupation, and then what is the point of launching a political process?"

"Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will remove a driver of violent extremism and terrorism in the Middle East and open the doors to cooperation, security, prosperity and human rights for all".

This has been suggested by Israeli officials in the past, and "west of the Jordan Valley" effectively means that if the Palestinians ever did manage to get independence after generations of Israeli occupation, their external borders would still be occupied in perpetuity.

In a statement on the 50th anniversary of the six-day war, Guterres says Israel still occupies the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Syria's Golan Heights and the occupation "has imposed a heavy humanitarian and development burden" on Palestinians.

The survey of 600 respondents, conducted at the end of May, also showed that more than half of the Jewish Israelis polled felt that Israel should have immediately annexed the territories it conquered in the Six-Day War of 1967, and more than half thought that building Jewish settlements in the territories was "wise".

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during the state funeral of late Israeli president Shimon Peres, at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, September 30, 2016.

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Israeli rule over the West Bank continues, and under interim agreements with the Palestinians, the IDF now has full security and civil control of 60 percent of the West Bank.

"That is why in any agreement - and without an agreement - we shall maintain security control over all the territory west of the Jordan (river)".

"We seek peace with our neighbours, a real peace, a peace that will last for generations", Netanyahu said at the event, held at the Israeli army's Armoured Corps Museum at Latrun, west of Jerusalem.

The U.N. leader said only a two-state solution would "achieve the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people". APN's mission is to educate and persuade the American public and its leadership to support and adopt policies that will lead to comprehensive, durable, Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab peace, based on a two-state solution, guaranteeing both peoples security, and consistent with USA national interests.

The remainder is under varying degrees of limited Palestinian autonomy.

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