TWITTER POLL: Majority believes Netanyahu will proceed with annexation plans despite backlash

Israel’s annexation plans have been given the green light by the US as part of President Donald Trump’s Vision for Peace plan. (File/AFP)
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Updated 27 June 2020

TWITTER POLL: Majority believes Netanyahu will proceed with annexation plans despite backlash

  • Many countries and organizations said the annexation would violate international law
  • Israel and the US describe the plan as a “realistic” two-state solution

DUBAI: Many countries have expressed concerns over Israel’s West Bank annexation plans, as well as the UN which said it would “constitute a most serious violation of international law.”
An Arab News Twitter poll has asked people if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would heed this international call, and abandon plans to annex parts of the West Bank.
Majority of the voters, 69.2 percent, said Netanyahu would proceed with the plans despite the backlash. Only 30.8 percent thought he would listen to those opposing the move.

 


Israel’s annexation plans have been given the green light by the US as part of President Donald Trump’s Vision for Peace plan.
Israel and the US describe the plan as a “realistic” two-state solution, but the Palestinians, who were not consulted, oppose it outright and have boycotted diplomatic relations with Washington.


Many other international organizations, including the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation have rejected the proposed plan citing international law.
Earlier this month, a local report said Netanyahu would implement the annexation in phases, hoping it could quell international opposition.

 


TWITTER POLL: People remain divided on whether to fly amid coronavirus pandemic

Updated 05 July 2020

TWITTER POLL: People remain divided on whether to fly amid coronavirus pandemic

  • People remain split over whether they intend to fly
  • Some airlines have been operating but with strict health and safety measures

DUBAI: Many airlines have started commercial flights again, but an Arab News Twitter poll revealed that people remain split on whether they are prepared to get on board.

Of the 572 people who took part in the two-day poll, just over 23 percent said there was no way they would even consider flying again, despite assurances from airlines that all precautions against the coronavirus were being taken.

Dubai’s Emirates airline is among those that have reintroduced some flights – as has Abu Dhabi’s Etihad – but both are operating strict health and safety regulations.

And while some airlines and countries might be open for business, in many cases this is still dependent on individual people testing negative for COVID-19 tests before they are allowed to travel.

 

 

That has not put off more than 38 percent of those who responded to the poll saying they were off on their holidays, while nearly the same amount said they would wait for a while before traveling.

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