by Ariel Kahana
GOP lawmakers in recent days have been finalizing the wording of the announcement, which is expected to comprehensively support Israel's right to pursue its own interests in accordance with the Trump administration's plan for Middle East peace.
|House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, , June 11, 2020 | Photo: AP/Alex Brandon|
House Republicans are expected on Monday to release a declaration of support for Israel's right to apply sovereignty in parts of Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley, Israel Hayom learned on Sunday night.
Republican leaders in recent days have been finalizing the wording of the announcement, which is expected to comprehensively support Israel's right to pursue its own interests in accordance with the Trump administration's plan for Middle East peace.
For these reasons, Hagee concludes, Israel has full sovereignty rights, which he and his followers support.
"With all of this in mind, [Christians United for Israel] and its more than eight million members, supported and continues to support the Trump peace proposal in its entirety. This includes Israel's exercising its sovereignty over portions of Judea and Samaria and once again offering the Palestinians an opportunity to have a prosperous and independent existence," Hagee writes.
The United Nations Security Council, meanwhile, will convene on Wednesday, June 24, to discuss the situation in the Middle East and the possibility that Israel will expand its sovereignty under the auspices of the Trump plan. Israeli and Palestinian representatives were invited to present their positions on the matter.
Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon told Israel Hayom that he intends to tell the Council that the Israeli government "has the legitimate right to make the right decisions for Israel."
"We are engaged in continuous dialogue with the international community, but it's important to note and make clear that any decision pertaining to sovereignty will be made within the Israeli government and nowhere else. It would be more fitting for the criticism to be pointed at the Palestinian Authority's leadership, which continues to object to direct dialogue with Israel," Danon added.
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