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Report: UN official says Ashkenazi working behind scenes to prevent annexation

Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi is working behind the scenes to prevent unilateral West Bank annexation, a United Nations official tells Israeli politicians, according to Army Radio.

The UN official says there is “not a single logical reason for Israel to take a unilateral step,” the Hebrew-language report says.

A statement from Ashkenazi’s office, in response, says the foreign minister is fully committed to the Trump peace plan, but annexation must be fully coordinated with the United States and countries in the region.

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