Defense Minister Naftali Bennett responded Sunday evening to the planned release of the much-anticipated “Deal of the Century” – the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan.
Speaking in the city of Ariel, in Samaria, Bennett said he would support any provision in the soon-to-be-released plan which would encourage Israel to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, while adding that he would not back the establishment of a Palestinian state.
“If it’s annexation, we’ll support it, if it’s not annexation we won’t support it,” said Bennett. “And under no circumstances will we allow the establishment of a Palestinian state or recognition of such [a state], and we will not permit the handing over of even a single centimeter of land.”
“The way a right-wing government can prove itself is not in its disputes with the Left, but by applying full sovereignty to half a million Israelis at the next government meeting next Sunday. Not talk – action.”
“If that happens, then we will back the Deal of the Century plan from within the government. But if the government won’t apply sovereignty, then we have no right to complain about Blue and White, Meretz, or the Labor Party.”
Trump is expected to disclose details of the much-anticipated plan, dubbed the "Deal of the Century", to the two leaders this week.