Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to apply Israeli sovereignty to the Tomb of the Patriarchs and to the Jewish community of Hebron, during a visit to the nearby West Bank Kiryat Arba settlement on Sunday.It'll be interesting to see if this is brought to a Knesset vote soon, because it's about time it was.
“We will apply Israeli sovereignty over Kiryat Arba and the Jewish community in Hebron, including the Tomb of the patriarchs and the roads that lead to it,” Netanyahu said.
“Only we [the Likud] can do this,” the prime minister said as he stood in a white tent set up to celebrate the inauguration of a new neighborhood in Kiryat Arba called Nofei Cramim with 210 homes.
All West Bank settlements are slated to become part of sovereign Israel under US President Donald Trump’s peace plan, but according to the map, the status of Jewish Hebron and the Tomb is unclear.
Netanyahu’s statement about sovereignty over the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Jewish Hebron is the clearest statement he has made to date on the matter. [...]
Prior to Netanyahu’s speech Bennett also spoke of the importance of sovereignty over the Tomb of the Patriarchs noting, that a Jewish state without that biblical site, is like Washington without the Lincoln Memorial.
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Hebron's Tomb of Patriarchs must be included in Trump's Deal of the Century
The Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron's wisely been brought up in mapping out the Deal of the Century:
Posted by Avi Green at 3:57 PM