Sovereignty Requires Facts on the Ground

There will be no Sovereignty applied in Judea and Samaria in 2021 or, it stands to reason, in 2022. And probably not in 2023 either. The champagne popping over the historic Sovereignty initiative was replaced with champagne popping over the historic peace deals with the UAE and Bahrain. The bombastic newspaper headlines about Sovereignty were replaced with headlines proclaiming a new Middle East, and the sour faces in the news studios curled their noses at peace instead of Sovereignty. The application of Israeli law in wide swathes of Judea and Samaria was suspended indefinitely, and maybe for the best. The test of Sovereignty is not over, it is only just beginning, and the challenges of Sovereignty only intensify amid this almost-initiative.

The imperative of practical sovereignty, by Sara Haetzni-Cohen. Israel Hayom, September 17, 2020

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