Israel has experienced support from other countries as never before, a clear example being the close US relationship with this country.
President Trump is working to have two more communities annexed to his territory, Judea and Samaria.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented his arguments for the annex of the two communities, which will be put to the vote from July.
“Three months ago, the Trump peace plan recognized Israel’s rights in all of Judea and Samaria and President Trump pledged to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Jewish communities there and in the Jordan Valley,” he said.
“A couple of months from now, I’m confident that that pledge will be honored, that we will be able to celebrate another historic moment in the history of Zionism,” he added.
“The Biblical Heartland of Israel”
For all Israelis, this specific area is known as “The Biblical Heartland of Israel”, which Abraham, Isaac and Jacob first settled. It is also the cradle of the ancestors of the Jewish people, who returned after 2,000 years.
And despite its return to its original state, others see it as part of a future Palestinian state like the West Bank. “As you know, this runs counter to international law, violates existing agreements and is not in line with international Security Council resolutions and council conclusions of the European Union,” said Sven Kuhn Von Burgsdorff, EU Representative in the West Bank and Gaza.
In protest of the annexation, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas broke all agreements with Israel and the US.
Jordan followed in the footsteps of Palestine, “The words of his majesty King Abdullah were very clear, we will not accept annexation of Palestinian lands and based on that, we will reconsider our relationship with Israel in all its dimensions,” said Jordanian Prime Minister Omar Razzaz.
Expansion and development for Israel
But others agree that the annexation of Jewish cities only represents the good, the expansion and development of Israel.“It’s obvious that Israel’s strategic position in the region, in Judea and Samaria and also throughout the Middle East is going to be vastly improved after we do this,” said Middle East analyst Caroline Glick.
“And if we don’t do this not only do we harm our relations with the Trump administration but we undermine our credibility as a strategic actor in the region,” she added.
For the time being, President Trump’s project appointees are working on the terrain maps and their visualization.
We want it to be approved by July, before the presidential elections to be held in November.