Many politicians on the Right may have been critical of the recent ceasefire agreement with Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip. They warn that it could jeopardize Israeli security in the future by losing its power of deterrence. Yet, many of these right-wing officials may be the same advocates for annexation of the West Bank, which would risk losing another critical source of Israel’s security: security cooperation with the Palestinian Authority. Indeed, by going forward with annexation, the Right may be bringing rise to the very violence in the West Bank that they have long warned of.

This article was originally published in The Jerusalem Post