With a week to the second round of elections in Israel, PM Netanyahu makes a major announcement regarding applying sovereignty in the Jordan Valley and Northern Dead Sea area immediately after he creaets a government, as well in areas in Judea and Samaria after some more time.
Regavim reacts to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Announcement:
“More than five decades after the return of the Jewish People to Judea and Samaria, we congratulate Prime Minister Netanyahu for taking an historic step toward the sovereignty of the State of Israel and the Jewish People in their ancestral homeland.”
“The Prime Minister’s announcemten that immediately following the elections he intends to extend Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley and all Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria is an historic moment in the history of the Jewish People, which took its first steps as a nation when it crossed into the Promised Land in the Jordan Valley. We fully anticipate that Israeli sovereignty in the Jordan Valley will be the first step toward a much broader extension of sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. “
Regavim’s spokesperson: “The first step toward sovereignty is law enforcement and establishing facts on the ground. Prime Minister Netanyahu: The true test will be in actions, not announcements – and it is your hands. We expect the State of Israel to take concrete steps to halt the Palestinian Authority’s takeover of the Jordan Valley in order to make Israeli sovereignty a reality.”
Sovereignty Movement reacts to PM Netanyahu’s announcement:
The Sovereignty movement welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement on the application of Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, a move that puts a damper on the delusional idea of establishing another Arab state in the heart of our Land.
The Sovereignty movement emphasizes that sovereignty over the Jordan Valley must be a first significant step towards the complete process of applying Israeli sovereignty to all of Judea and Samaria.
The heads of the Sovereignty movement, Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar, emphasize that “sovereignty in the Jordan Valley should not be part of a political deal that will lead to withdrawals and concessions in other parts of our ancestral estate.
“Prime Minister Netanyahu once again proves that he is aware of the Zionist vision laid on his shoulder at this historic time, and the political momentum that allowed recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, the transfer of the US embassy and other embassies to Jerusalem, and now the application of sovereignty in the Jordan Valley.
However, one must be vigilant and make sure that this is not a partial “compensation” for withdrawals elsewhere in Judea and Samaria. There are no deals on any part of the Land of Israel. The Land of Israel fulfills the Zionist vision of applying Israeli sovereignty to it. “
The Sovereignty movement also adds, “We welcome the return to the election campaign of ideological value discourse and the full duty of loyalty to the Land of Israel.”
Alongside the praise of the prime minister’s choice to restore the sovereignty discourse on the Land of Israel to the political and public arena, Netanyahu’s comments on sovereignty in the Jordan Valley and communities should be treated with caution.
The movement mentions that sovereignty only over the Jewish communities means abandoning most of Judea and Samaria to the establishment of an Arab terrorist political entity in the heart of the country and the practical strangulation of the Jewish communities, even if Israeli law was applied to them.
The Sovereignty movement also mentions that “so far only declarations of sovereignty have been heard. The time has come for action. The people demand actual sovereignty over the entire territory,” say the heads of the sovereignty movement, Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar.
"I inform my intention with the establishment of the next government to apply Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and north Dead Sea," says Prime Minister @netanyahu ahead of #IsraElex19v2: pic.twitter.com/OJDiGyiLOH— i24NEWS English (@i24NEWS_EN) September 10, 2019