‚I am not a Jew with trembling knees‘ – Perhaps the best response to the dire warnings and threats regarding Israeli annexation of parts of Judea and Samaria is that given by former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to then-Sen. Joe Biden in 1982. | JNS.org
(May 17, 2020 / JNS) On July 1, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to announce plans to extend Israeli sovereignty over portions of the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) containing the vast majority of Israeli settlements. This territory comprises 30 percent of the West Bank. The remaining land, where most Palestinians reside, will be reserved for an independent Palestinian state under the Trump peace plan should the Palestinian people and its leadership choose to live in peace side-by-side next to the Jewish state.