Will he keep his promise?
Will he keep his promise?Hadas Porush/Flash90

Yossi Dagan, the head of the Samaria Regional Council, told Galei Tzahal today that he is still "hopeful for a good outcome" to the American presidential election.

With regard to the question of sovereignty in Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley, he noted however that, "The ball is not in Washington's court - it's right here, in Jerusalem. At the end of the day, it's up to us whether or not we build up the Land of Israel.

"We should apply sovereignty right now," he added. "With every day that passes, it will get harder and harder to take that step."

Earlier today, MK Betzalel Smotrich of the Yamina party made a similar point, emphasizing that if Biden does take the presidency, Israel should use the opportunity of the last few weeks of the Trump administration to apply sovereignty. However, he also added that he did not expect any major changes to foreign policy even under a Biden administration.