Forward, February 13, 2017

Reuven Rivlin
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Reuven Rivlin

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Palestinians should be granted Israeli citizenship should Israel annex the West Bank.

Speaking at the pro-settlement B’Sheva Jerusalem Conference on Monday, Rivlin said that “Zion is entirely ours,” including the territory where Palestinians hope to build a state, according to the Times of Israel.

Rivlin warned against a piecemeal annexation of settlements, like an upcoming bill that would annex the large Jerusalem-area settlement Maale Adumim. Instead, he gave cautious support to full annexation, so long as it included full citizenship rights to Palestinians.