Ofir Sofer
Ofir SoferHezki Baruch

The territory in Judea and Samaria is divided into three areas: A, B, C. In the past the State of Israel has already agreed to give up on Area A and B and that was our first mistake. Are you ready to give up Hebron, the city of our forefathers? Or Shechem? I am not.

The problem with the new maps is that they start the discussion already in Area C, which they split in two, and all we have left is to discuss the details.

In other words, the maps that came from the US do not actually speak of territories over which we apply sovereignty, and certainly not of Hebron and Shechem, but of other areas of land that we ostensibly agree that in the future will be a Palestinian state and we must not agree to that in advance.

We intend to live in the Land of Israel forever, and we will not know who will come after Trump and say we have signed on the concessions in the maps, just as it is clear to the Americans today that we gave up on Areas A and B.

Therefore, sovereignty in the Jordan Valley should be declared in the first stage and we should continue to establish facts in Judea and Samaria towards increased sovereignty in the future, thus avoiding recognition of a de facto Palestinian state.