'Our patience is wearing thin'

Efrat mayor concerned ahead of Trump's first presidential visit to Israel: 'Expectations for administration are bursting like a balloon.'

Shlomo Pyotrovsky ,

Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi
Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi
Miriam Tzachi

Community leaders in Judea and Samaria are concerned ahead of President Donald Trump’s first state visit to Israel later this month, and have expressed frustration with the partial de facto building freeze in place despite the departure of the Obama administration in January.

Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi discussed the concerns he and fellow leaders in Judea and Samaria have expressed in recent days in an interview with Kol Berama.

Despite strong support for Trump among many in Judea and Samaria, including Samaria Regional Council chief Yossi Dagan, who publicly endorsed the Trump campaign, today, said Revivi, there is a growing sense of frustration with the Trump White House.

“The expectations we had for the Trump administration are like a balloon popping,” said Revivi.

“In the field here there is no quiet, our patience is wearing thin over the lack of any new building plan. We’re frustrated from our public officials from both the Likud and Jewish Home.”

“Netanyahu asked us ahead of the US elections to bid our time and be patient, but we’ve run out of patience now.”