Regev Promises to Submit Bill to Annex Judea and Samaria
MK Miri Regev (Likud) said on Tuesday that she intends to bring forward a bill to the Knesset that would have Israel annex Judea and Samaria.
Speaking at the “Mothers’ Vigil” which was established outside Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's residence and which entered its third day on Tuesday, Regev said she would push this bill at the Ministerial Committee for Legislation.
“I’ve already submitted two bills and the third one is on the way. We will do everything possible to maintain the Land of Israel and the Torah of Israel,” she declared.
Regev was recently successful in passing a bill that would annex the Jordan Valley and place it under full Israeli sovereignty. The bill passed in the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, despite objection by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who attacked the ministers who voted for the bill, and called it “an irresponsible proposal that will harm Israel and isolate it.”
A second bill she submitted, however, did not pass the committee. The bill would forbid the prime minister to carry out diplomatic negotiations on the status of the Holy City of Jerusalem, or on the so-called Arab “refugee” issue, unless the Knesset gives him permission to do so ahead of time.
Nevertheless, Regev promised to work to exert pressure on the members of the committee so they would continue to promote the Jordan Valley annexation bill.
“We will strengthen the Prime Minister and tell him that we are against evictions of communities in Judea and Samaria,” she said.
Regev told the participants in the vigil that they should focus on pressuring those ministers from the Likud and the Jewish Home parties who are members of the Ministerial Committee for Legislation.
“This means Limor Livnat, Gideon Sa’ar, Gilad Erdan, Uri Ariel and Yair Shamir,” she said. “They are the ones on whom you need to work.”