“We have a historic opportunity, which hasn't existed since 1948, to apply sovereignty judiciously and as a diplomatic step in Judea and Samaria,” he said at the opening of his Likud faction’s weekly meeting at the Knesset (Israeli parliament), referring to the year the Israeli regime was created and using the biblical names for the occupied West Bank.
“It is a big opportunity and we will not let it pass by,” he added.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called the matter complex and said it required coordination with Washington, in accordance with the controversial plan laid out by US President Donald Trump in January on the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict, dubbed ‘the deal of century.’
The so-called “peace” plan envisions Jerusalem al-Quds as “Israel’s undivided capital” and allows the Tel Aviv regime to annex settlements in the occupied West Bank and the Jordan Valley. The plan also denies Palestinian refugees the right of return to their homeland, among other controversial terms.