Netanyahu reveals:
Israel discussing Judea, Samaria sovereignty law with Trump WH

Prime Minister reveals that law to apply Israeli sovereignty to Judea and Samaria being discussed with Trump administration.

Hezki Baruch,

Prime Minister Binjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister Binjamin Netanyahu
Hillel Meir/ TPS

Israeli’s Likud-led coalition government is discussing a bill which would extend Israeli sovereignty to Judea and Samaria with members of the Trump administration, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu revealed on Monday.

The proposed law, which would provide a framework for applying Israeli sovereignty to Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria, is the latest piece of legislation being promoted by the Land of Israel Lobby, headed by MK Yoav Kish (Likud).

While the Likud Central Committee unanimously adopted the application of Israeli sovereignty over Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria as a plank in the party’s platform, last week the Prime Minister took Kish’s “Sovereignty Law” off the powerful Ministerial Committee for Legislation’s agenda last week, saying that he needed to coordinate with the Trump administration.

On Sunday, the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, which meets every Sunday to grant or deny coalition backing for upcoming bills, agreed to delay discussion on the much-anticipated “Sovereignty Law” due to the clashes with Syrian forces over the weekend.

A day later, Netanyahu revealed at a Likud faction meeting that he has been in contact with senior US officials regarding the proposed law.

“With regards to the Sovereignty Law, I can tell you that for a while now I’ve been discussing the issue with the Americans.”

It is crucial, Netanyahu continued, “to coordinate with the Americans as much as possible, since our ties with them are a strategic investment for both the State of Israel and the settlement enterprise. [Sovereignty] needs to be a government program, not a private effort, because this is a historic change.”


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