Netanyahu proposes sovereignty plan September 10th 2019
Netanyahu proposes sovereignty plan September 10th 2019Hadas Parush/Flash90

The Rabbinical Alliance of America – Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American Orthodox Rabbis – endorsed plans by Israel to apply its sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria.

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has announced plans to apply Israeli civilian law in the Jordan Valley and Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria as early as July 1st.

Advocates of the plan say it ensures security control over Israel’s longest border and cements the existence of settlement blocs as part of greater Israel without precluding the option for peace.

Rabbi Joseph Frager, MD, chairman of the Rabbinical Alliance of America’s Israel Advocacy Commission said, “The Rabbinical Alliance of America supports sovereignty in all existing Jewish towns and villages in Judea and Samaria as well as the Jordan Valley but does not support a PLO State.”

“Extending sovereignty over Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria is absolutely essential for the future of peace in the Middle East and the world,” said Rabbi Yaakov Klass, the presidium chairman of the Rabbinical Alliance of America.

Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, the executive vice-president of the Rabbinical Alliance of America added that, “Jewish settlement blocs such as the Jerusalem satellite city of Ma’ale Adumim and several nearby settlements, the Gush Etzion bloc of settlements in the Judean Mountains south of the capital, and the area around the city of Ariel, about 35 kilometers (21 miles) east of Tel Aviv, are comprised of devoted Jewish pioneers who have reclaimed our historic ancestral homeland as outlined in the Torah.

Calling on Prime Minister Netanyahu not to relinquish any territory that will jeopardize Israeli security interests, Rabbi Mirocznik said, “We recognize that Prime Minister Netanyahu is under enormous pressure to make the right decision for Israel’s future. History will surely record his words and deeds at this critical juncture. We encourage him to seek wisdom and guidance from the words of the Almighty in our holy Torah.”