Monday, December 9, 2019

PM Netanyahu: It is not wise just to annex - IMRA - Dr. Aaron Lerner

[Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA: PM Netanyahu cites American recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. It should be noted that American recognition came 38 YEARS after Israel wisely applied Israeli sovereignty over the Golan WITHOUT waiting for American recognition of the move.]

Dr. Aaron Lerner..
08 December '19..

"The second opportunity is to finally determine our eastern border, to apply Israeli law on the Jordan Valley and to do so with international recognition, i.e. American recognition. It is not wise just to annex, even though this is an important step which, to my regret, is impossible for a transitional government. For a future government, of whatever kind, it is possible. This is a legal restriction. However, it is not enough.

Just as I wanted American recognition for our sovereignty over the Golan Heights, I want American recognition for our sovereignty over the Jordan Valley. This is important. It has been said that we did not formally discuss the plan; true, it has not yet come up. But the subject has been discussed. I have raised it with Secretary of State Pompeo and I intend to raise it before the Trump administration. The time has come to apply Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and to also arrange the status of all Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, those within the blocs and those not within the blocs. They will be part of the State of Israel."

Excerpts from PM Netanyahu's Remarks to the Makor Rishon Economic, Society and Innovation Conference in Jerusalem 8 December, 2019

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