Samaria Regional Council Chairman Yossi Dagan responded Wednesday to assertions by Prime Minister Netanyahu that the application of Israeli Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria is dependent on cooperation from Washington.
Dagan said that the Israeli government has always known how to apply Sovereignty and is the only party that should make the final decision.
“The State of Israel has never bowed before the United States,” Dagan declared. “Prime Minister Levy Eshkol applied Sovereignty to Jerusalem despite opposition from the US administration, and Prime Minister Menachem Begin exercised Sovereignty over the Golan Heights in the same way. I call on the Prime Minister to act courageously and apply Sovereignty right now.”