Israel’s Historic Crossroads: The Call for Sovereignty in Judea and the Jordan Valley

In a powerful call to action, Likud MK Dan Illouz emphasizes the importance of recognizing Israeli sovereignty over key areas like Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley, highlighting the unique moment in history that presents Israel with this opportunity.

Addressing the “From Oslo to Sovereignty” online conference, Illouz stated that the current coalition is the most right-wing in Israel’s history, implying that now might be the most opportune moment to solidify Israel’s claim. He emphasized, “If we don’t seize this opportunity, the responsibility of the missed chance rests squarely on our shoulders.”

While the topic of sovereignty over Judea and Samaria often divides opinions, Illouz astutely brought forward a more unifying issue: sovereignty in the Jordan Valley. Noting that many leaders, from both the coalition and the opposition, endorse this view, he said, “Even leaders like Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid, who may differ on Judea and Samaria, stand behind the Jordan Valley. It can serve as an anchor point for national unity during these divisive times.”

Furthermore, Illouz candidly warns against leveraging Judea and Samaria for normalization ties with Saudi Arabia. Drawing from the success of the Abraham Accords, he opines that strength and steadfastness in Israel’s beliefs pave the way for genuine peace.

With a strategic vision in mind, Illouz aims to garner international support, planning a visit to the USA to rally backing from Congress members. Recalling his earlier engagements with US Representatives during his tenure with the Zionist Organization of America, he is optimistic about continuing the dialogue.

In Closing: Israel stands at a historic juncture. The call for sovereignty in key areas is not just about land; it’s a testament to the resilience, commitment, and unwavering spirit of the Israeli people. As we look to the future, let’s remember the foundation on which the State of Israel was built – unity, determination, and an enduring belief in our shared destiny.