MK Sharren Haskel (Likud) spoke on Sunday of the importance of the Likud Central Committee’s approval of a motion to apply Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.

“This is something that leaders throughout history, going through Jabotinsky and Ben Gurion, have dreamt about, and this is our time when we’re fulfilling their wishes and their dreams,” Haskel told Arutz Sheva following the vote.

She acknowledged that the international community would reject such a move by Israel but also noted that “we’ve been fighting the international community for many generations. This is not something new.”

“We can’t wait for the international community. We need to be a sovereign state. We need to make our own decision and this is what we’re doing here tonight,” continued Haskel, who noted that Central Committee vote was connected to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“We’re very excited. We’re very grateful for this brave and just decision. Many presidents in the past made promises to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but there’s only one president who actually fulfilled his promise and that’s President Trump. We’re very grateful for that and this is another step in creating this special bond and friendship between the United States and Israel.”