Netanyahu: Applying Israeli law in Judea and Samaria will advance peace

June 30, 2020 by JNS
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In an address on Sunday night to the Christians United for Israel Virtual Summit 2020, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the Palestinians “not to lose another opportunity, not to waste another century trying to destroy Israel.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds a press conference at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem on March 12, 2020. Photo by Alex Kolomoisky/POOL

In a recorded address to the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Virtual Summit 2020 on Sunday night, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touted the application of Israeli law to areas of Judea and Samaria—part of the “Peace to Prosperity” plan unveiled by U.S. President Donald Trump in January.

“President Trump’s plan confronts a lie head-on: that the Jewish people are foreign colonialists in our own ancestral homeland,” said Netanyahu.

“It makes clear that the Jewish people have a valid, legal, historic and moral claim to Judea and Samaria,” he continued. “Applying Israeli law to places in Judea and Samaria will not set back the cause of peace; it will advance the cause of peace. I encourage the Palestinians not to lose another opportunity, not to waste another century trying to destroy Israel. They should embrace President Trump’s vision and negotiate in good faith towards a historic compromise.”

Other Israeli officials who addressed the CUFI Virtual Summit included President Reuven Rivlin, Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Regional Cooperation Minister Gilad Erdan.

Netanyahu has said that Israel will begin a process of applying its sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria as early as July 1.

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One Response to “Netanyahu: Applying Israeli law in Judea and Samaria will advance peace”
  1. Eion Isaac says:

    The Realism is that the plan is a land swap not of 500 sq km as in 2000 but 1650 square km with the overcrowded Gaza Strip getting an offer for more land to settle in from the Negev of Israel.
    They tried for a Gaza Continuity in Sinai but there was not a consensus .
    And there is not consensus now .
    Netanyahu is arguing theoretically .

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