Yesha leader: Boris Johnson cannot tell us what to do

Yesha Council CEO Yigal Dilmoni slams British Prime Minister for Op Ed calling on Israel not to apply sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Yigal Dilmoni
Yigal Dilmoni
Arutz Sheva

Yesha Council CEO Yigal Dilmoni criticized British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for writing an Op Ed in an Israeli newspaper calling on Israel not to apply its sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.

"I read what Boris Johnson wrote. He cannot tell the Jewish people that they cannot apply sovereignty in Judea and Samaria," Dilmoni said.

In an interview with Kan News, Dilmoni said that "we do not want an option which will leave the door open for a two-state solution. We expect Netanyahu to apply Israeli law in Judea and Samaria as soon as possible."

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote an opinion piece published by Israel’s Yediot Aharonot newspaper Wednesday.

Johnson warned that by applying sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria, Israel “would put in jeopardy the progress” it has made in building relations with a number of Arab states, while empowering Israel’s enemies who “would seize upon it, and use it against those in the Middle East who want to see progress.”

“I want to see an outcome that delivers justice for both Israelis and Palestinians,” Johnson continued, decrying “annexation” as a “violation of international law”.

“It would also be a gift to those who want to perpetuate the old stories about Israel.”

“I profoundly hope that annexation does not go ahead. If it does, the UK will not recognize any changes to the 1967 lines, except those agreed between both parties.”



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