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Friday, January 27, 2017

'Now is the time to annex Judea and Samaria'

Advocates for the Land of Israel are lobbying the Likud party ahead of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s February trip to Washington DC to meet with newly inaugurated President Donald J. Trump.

Activists from the Women In Green, a pro-Israel organization which supports the application of Israeli law over Judea and Samaria, canvassed among lawmakers and party leaders at this week’s conference of Likud members in Eilat, dubbed the “Likudiada”.

Women in Green co-chair Nadia Matar spoke with Arutz Sheva at the Likudiada regarding the Prime Minister’s upcoming trip to Washington, and the growing movement to apply Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.

"These are very crucial days,” said Matar. “We have the new Trump administration; we have, unfortunately, Amona and Ofra, which are God forbid, [slated to be] destroyed... [and] we must have the Prime Minister get his strength before his [planned February] trip that the people of Israel want sovereignty. The people of Israel expect our Prime Minister not to ask for a little bit, for a few crumbs, but to ask and say what Israel wants. Israel wants to dream big. Israel wants Eretz Yisrael."

Earlier this month, Land of Israel Lobby Chairman Yoav Kish (Likud) proposed a bill to annex Maaleh Adumim, the third largest Israeli community in Judea and Samaria.

While the Women In Green endorsed the application of Israeli law to the city, they warned against partial annexation. READ MORE