“Under certain circumstances, I think Israel has the right to retain some, but unlikely all, of the West Bank,” US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said in a wide-ranging interview over the weekend.
If Israel made such a move he did not reveal what the US government’s position would be. Friedman did state that some degree of retention of Judea and Samaria would be legitimate.
This marks the first time in history that a US administration has come out in support of Israel retaining parts of its ancestral homeland in Judea and Samaria.
Read the Women in Green’s response to Ambassador Friedman’s remarks.
Trump Administration Green Lights Israel Annexing Parts of Judea and Samaria ~Avi Abelow. AFSI likes Abelow’s article as it explains how under international law Israel has been the ONLY one with rights to Judea and Samaria so there is no need to ANNEX the area. RETAINING it, the word Ambassador Friedman used, is correct and APPLYING SOVEREIGNTY is best.