'Trump's hug will make it difficult for Netanyahu to refuse'

Yesha Council chairman does not intend to interfere in the election campaign, but promises to fight if "Deal of the Century' is implemented.

Benny Tocker,

Hananel Dorani
Hananel Dorani
Hezki Baruch

Hananel Dorani, chairman of the Yesha Council and head of the Kedumim Council, is worried about the talk regarding the Trump administration’s peace plan.

"On the one hand, the US administration says that we will not be forced to do anything, but on the other hand, Trump's hug will make it difficult for Netanyahu to refuse. Therefore we are very concerned about what the plan entails, when no one knows what it is in it. We heard Kushner talking about borders and that’s why there’s a cause for concern. Even if the plan is put on the table and not promoted, it creates a bad conversation that the space in Judea and Samaria is a space that can be traded, distributed or restricted. This is unacceptable and we will fight it," Dorani said in an interview with Arutz Sheva.

Since Trump won the presidency, he continued, the construction freeze in Judea and Samaria has been halted, but the residents still suffer from significant restrictions.

"During the Obama era, there was an almost complete freeze. In the last two years, since the beginning of the Trump era, there has been construction and we have to say thank you for that. At the same time, we are now submitting plans to the Civil Administration, but not every plan can be submitted for discussion. They also limit the number of units relative to the size of the community and make it almost impossible to develop industrial zones," said Dorani.

Dorni stressed that the Yesha Council will not interfere in the elections. "Traditionally, we do not declare support for one party or another, but of course support the right-wing bloc," he explained.

Listen to the interview with Hananel Dorani (in Hebrew):




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