annexation - updates

Rappler's latest stories on annexation


Palestinian rivals Fatah, Hamas pledge unity against Israeli annexations

Jul 02, 2020 - 7:52 PM

The joint press conference is spurred by common opposition against US President Donald Trump's controversial peace plan, which paves the way for Israel to annex territory in the occupied West Bank

UNITED. Senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, attends by video conference a meeting with deputy Hamas chief Saleh Arouri (on screen from Beirut) discussing Israel's plan to annex parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on July 2, 2020. Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

Palestinians rally as global opposition to Israeli annexation grows

Jul 01, 2020 - 8:21 PM

With no announcement currently scheduled on Israel's self-imposed kick-off date, opponents of the plan – notably Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza – are mobilizing

'DAY OF RAGE.' A Palestinian demonstrator flashes the victory sign during a rally as Palestinians call for a 'Day of Rage' to protest Israel's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, in Gaza City on July 1, 2020. Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP

Netanyahu hides cards on eve of Israel 'annexations' date

Jun 30, 2020 - 7:44 PM

Right-wing premier Benjamin Netanyahu gives no indication as to his plans ahead of the possible July 1 kick-off date

ON ANNEXATION. In this file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a cabinet meeting of the new government at Chagall State Hall in the Knesset (Israeli parliament) in Jerusalem on May 24, 2020. File photo by Abir Sultan/Pool/AFP

Israel's annexation plans 'illegal' – U.N. rights chief

Jun 29, 2020 - 7:41 PM

Michelle Bachelet urges Israel to shift course, warning that 'the shockwaves of annexation will last for decades, and will be extremely damaging to Israel, as well as to the Palestinians'

'ILLEGAL.' In this file photo, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet delivers a speech during the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo on March 23, 2019. File photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP

Hamas says West Bank annexation would be 'declaration of war'

Jun 26, 2020 - 1:00 AM

Israel's proposal to annex its settlements in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley form part of a broader US peace plan published in January

WEST BANK. A picture taken from the Israeli settlement of Naale in the occupied West Bank northwest of the Palestinian city of Ramallah shows the skyline of the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on June 17, 2020. File photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

European MPs demand halt to Israel's annexation plan

Jun 24, 2020 - 6:08 PM

The European Union has been seeking to persuade Israel to back down and is weighing retaliatory measures as a response if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu goes ahead

WEST BANK. A view of the Jabal al-Baba Bedouin encampment, near the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim in the occupied West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem, on November 23, 2017. File photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

West Bank plan will create 'apartheid' – U.N. experts

Jun 16, 2020 - 11:04 PM

The United Nations experts say the annexation would be a 'serious violation' of the UN charter and the Geneva Conventions, and would only intensify human rights violations in the West Bank

WEST BANK. A view of the Jabal al-Baba Bedouin encampment, near the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim in the occupied West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem, on November 23, 2017. File photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Palestinian PM submits 'counterproposal' to Trump plan

Jun 09, 2020 - 9:36 PM

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh says they proposed the creation of a 'sovereign Palestinian state, independent and demilitarized' with 'minor modifications of borders where necessary'

COUNTERPROPOSAL. In this file photo, then representative of the Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction Mohammed Shtayyeh attends a seminar on aid to the Palestinians, organized by the United Nations, on March 10, 2009 in Cairo. File photo by Cris Bouroncle/AFP

Palestinian head warns of total break in case of Israel annexation

May 20, 2020 - 11:25 PM

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas says the annexation plans show Israel is no longer abiding by peace accords between the two

WARNING. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during the Palestinian leadership meeting at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on May 19, 2020. File photo by Alaa Badarneh/Pool/AFP

Pompeo in Israel for West Bank annexation talks amid new bloodshed

May 13, 2020 - 7:37 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also voice fresh condemnation of their common foe Iran, accusing the country of promoting terrorism during the coronavirus pandemic

POMPEO IN ISRAEL. In this file photo taken on October 18, 2019, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) shakes the hand of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo following their meeting in Jerusalem. File photo by Sebastian Scheiner/Pool/AFP

Israel's Netanyahu faces criticism over annexation plan

Sep 11, 2019 - 9:27 PM

'Any Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdictions and administration in the occupied West Bank is without any international legal effect,' says UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric

JODRAN VALLEY. A photograph taken on September 11, 2019 shows a sign leading to the Palestinian village of Marj Ghazal in the Jordan Valley in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Russia, Ukraine swap prisoners in landmark exchange

Sep 07, 2019 - 8:04 PM

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hails the prisoner swap as a 'first step' towards ending the country's conflict with Russia

PRISONER SWAP. Rossiya Segodnya news agency director Dmitry Kiselev and Russian-Ukrainian journalist Kyrylo Vyshynsky leave the Vnukovo-2 government airport outside Moscow on September 7, 2019, after a long-awaited exchange of prisoners between Moscow and Kiev. Photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Putin in Crimea as Russia marks 5 years since annexation

Mar 18, 2019 - 8:49 PM

In Russia, March 18 has been proclaimed the 'Day of Crimea's Reunification with Russia' and celebrated with events across the country. In Crimea, it is a public holiday.

5 YEARS. People carry Russian flags during celebrations of the fifth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea in Simferopol on March 15, 2019. Photo by STR/AFP

White House won't recognize Crimea annexation – official

Jul 03, 2018 - 10:12 AM

'We agree to disagree and the sanctions against Russia remain in place until Russia returns the peninsula to the Ukraine,' White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders tells reporters

WHITE HOUSE. In this file photo, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders addresses a briefing at the White House June 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Pope talks about U.S.-Jerusalem issue with Jordan's King

Dec 19, 2017 - 10:04 PM

Jordan's King Abdullah greets Pope Francis as 'my dear friend and brother,' presenting him a painting of Jerusalem's Old City, featuring the Islamic Dome of the Rock and the Christian Church of the Holy Sepulcher

VISITOR. Pope Francis greets Jordan's King Abdullah II during a private meeting at the Vatican, on December 19, 2017. Photo by  Max Rossi/POOL/AFP

Georgia accuses Russia of 'land grab' near breakaway region

Jul 14, 2015 - 9:21 PM

Georgia decries Moscow s creeping annexation of its territory after Russian border guards moved border markers further into Tbilisi controlled area leaving a portion of an international oil pipeline in territory under Russian control

‘CREEPING ANNEXATION.’ David Vanishvili, 80, talks to journalists as he stands behind a wire barricade erected by Russian and Ossetian troops along Georgia's de-facto border with its breakaway region of South Ossetia in the village of Khurvaleti on July 14, 2015. Photo by Vano Shlamov / AFP

Microsoft’s authorized reseller stores go live in PH

Jul 08, 2015 - 3:16 PM

The stores in the Cyberzone areas of SM North Edsa Annex and SM Megamall will offer smartphones tablets and personal software that use Windows

MICROSOFT STORE. Fabio Ide and Microsoft Country General Manager for the Philippines Karrie Ilagan. Photo by Microsoft.

VP Binay: Court TRO prevails over 'opinion and speculation'

Mar 20, 2015 - 5:07 PM

Binay slams the Ombudsman DILG and DOJ for brazenly ignoring the lawful court order on the suspension of his son Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Junjun Binay

VICTORY FOR THE BINAYS. Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin 'Junjun' Binay greets his supporters after he a TRO from the Court of Appeals blocking the suspension order from the Ombudsman on March 16, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

DILG serves suspension order vs Junjun Binay

Mar 16, 2015 - 8:52 AM

UPDATED The suspension order is posted by a DILG official at the city hall as both police and Binay supporters surround the building

DILG officers post the suspension order of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay at the door of the City Hall which was closed by supporters of teh Mayor. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Junjun Binay to Roxas: Be fair, wait for CA decision

Mar 15, 2015 - 4:36 PM

The Makati mayor asks DILG Secretary Mar Roxas to respect due process a day before his suspension order is expected to be enforced

G7 leaders take tough message to Putin on Ukraine

Jun 05, 2014 - 11:45 PM

US President Barack Obama says Russia had to recognize Ukraine s president elect Petro Poroshenko withdraw troops from Ukrainian borders and stop backing pro Moscow rebels who are destabilizing eastern Ukraine

WESTERN POWERS. G7 heads of state, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C, clockwise), European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, British Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend a working session during the second day of the G7 Summit, at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photo by Bernd Von Jutrczenka/ EPA.

School buses help decongest Valenzuela school

Jun 02, 2014 - 5:30 PM

DepEd and the local school board provide school buses to transport students from one congested school to another where there s room for them

DepEd: No 3-day school week this school year

May 30, 2014 - 4:46 PM

The 3 day school week won t push through because the idea needs further assessment and study DepEd officials say

TIMELINE: Efforts to make the Philippines a US state

Apr 23, 2014 - 8:37 AM

None of the attempts to make the Philippines a US state have been successful or taken seriously so far

Pro-Russians storm gov't building in eastern Ukraine

Apr 06, 2014 - 10:00 PM

UPDATED About 50 protesters moved away from a crowd rallying on the main city square broke through police lines and raised the Russian flag above the 11 storey building

UKRAINE RALLY. Pro-Russian protesters hold Russian national flags during the rally in eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on April 6, 2014. Photo by Alexander Khudoteply/AFP

Tatar minority to vote for autonomy in Crimea

Mar 29, 2014 - 7:04 PM

Crimea s Tatars will vote on whether to push for self rule in their homeland

GPH-MILF peace deal: Groundwork begins

Feb 03, 2014 - 3:37 PM

Rappler talks to Miriam Coronel Ferrer Yasmin Busran Lao and Senen Bacani of the government s peace panel

Historic firearms deal paves way for peace

Jan 27, 2014 - 10:00 PM

The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front end the 43rd round of talks in Malaysia with a firearms deal the final annex in the peace talks

Mixed reactions to GPH-MILF arms agreement

Jan 25, 2014 - 8:41 PM

ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman says they are more than willing to sacrifice while we prepare the bureaucracy for a smooth transition of power towards the new political setup

Gov't, MILF agree on historic arms deal

Jan 25, 2014 - 4:51 PM

3rd UPDATE The deal paves the way for the signing of a Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro

Photo by Angela Casauay/Rappler

PH groups hit rich countries for climate change turnaround

Nov 19, 2013 - 10:00 PM

A week into the climate change talks in Poland countries are reneging on pledges to cut carbon emissions

WATERED DOWN. Climate justice advocates call on developed countries to fulfill their targets for reducing carbon emissions. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Wealth-sharing deal not rushed for SONA - Palace

Jul 17, 2013 - 7:08 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda says the State of the Nation Address was not even mentioned during the negotiations

TIMELY VISIT. Presidential Adviser to the Peace Process Secretary Teresita Deles and Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda with the peace panels of the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Photo by OPAPP

Bangsamoro talks: Last 2 annexes signed 'within the year'

Jul 15, 2013 - 4:12 PM

In the coming months expect already there will be rough patches says Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Ging Deles

Finally, a home for the UP Maroons

Jul 02, 2013 - 4:21 PM

The UP Fighting Maroons have a new home the UP CHK Annex

Expunge Annex A? It's not our evidence, says prosecution

Mar 05, 2012 - 9:41 PM

Inadmissible or not Annex A was never presented as evidence