Mayors and leaders of local and regional councils in Judea and Samaria (Shomron) sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on the eve of his trip to the United States, expressing support for his demand that Israel be recognized as a Jewish state.
In anticipation of Netanyahu being put to the test during meetings with President Barack Obama and other senior officials, the signatories called on him "to stand firm against any plan that would harm the people of Israel, the Land of Israel and its Jewish settlement enterprise. We public representatives of the entire nation are here to pass to you the message of strengthening it. During this month, the month of Adar, G-d's blessing will shine down on you and put words in your mouth. Go with this strength of yours, and you shall save the people and the country."