Jul 18, 2016

Proposed Law: Annex Maaleh Adumim

MK Yoav Kisch (Likud) and MK Betzalel Smotritch (Habayit Hayehudi) have proposed a law, signed on by many other MKs, by which the State would annex Maaleh Adumim and apply Israeli sovereignty and law over the area, equating Maaleh Adumim with the rest of Israel-proper.

Minister Ayelet Shaked said that everyone thinks that this is correct. I would bet that not everyone thinks so, but it is mostly a location that has a broad consensus in agreement that it should and will remain Israeli even if a peace deal should ever be reached in which Israel gives land to the Palestinians.

Shaked further said that this is a n issue that should be on the table and should be open for discussion, both internally among the Israeli people and externally toward the world.

This law, should it pass, will allow Israel to develop Maaleh Adumim further than it has been able to until now.

source: Srugim

Maaleh Adumim deserves it, if any place does. And it is good to see some actual initiation of projects, even if controversial, rather than just reactive behavior and stagnation.


------------------------------------------------------
Reach thousands of readers with your ad by advertising on Life in Israel
------------------------------------------------------

2 comments:

  1. You are of course right that "it should and will remain Israeli even if a peace deal should ever be reached in which Israel gives land to the Palestinians." But until such a deal is negotiated, it's still officially on the table.

    And if Israel unilaterally annexes such an area, Israel is affectively saying that they've given up on any peace deal. The current government is not prepared to do that.

    ReplyDelete
  2. maybe it is a sign that they are now finally willing to take the reigns of leadership and act and not just continue what always was and only act reactively.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...