The Yesha Council has issued its official response to a letter published earlier on Wednesday by over a thousand lawmakers from European countries, urging their leaders to block any Israeli attempt to apply sovereignty to regions they define as the “Occupied Territories.”
Politicians from more than 25 countries signed the letter, which was published in multiple media outlets, calling application of sovereignty, “fatal to the prospects of Israeli-Palestinian peace.”
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has stated that he intends to begin the process of applying sovereignty to parts of Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley next week.
“This is not the first time that the European Union has meddled in the internal affairs of the State of Israel,” the Council’s statement reads. “We would like to remind the European Union that the State of Israel is a sovereign state that is quite capable of reaching its own decisions without third-party intervention.
“We request of the Prime Minister to honor the promise he made before the latest round of elections, and to apply sovereignty over Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley. Mr. Prime Minister, do not submit to international pressure. Do the right thing, with no [construction] freezes, no communities left isolated [within Palestinian enclaves], and with no terror state established in the heart of the State of Israel.”