This is a historic moment
Annexation of Judea, Samaria Requires 'No Knesset Involvement'. Likud Central Committee approved a motion to apply Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.
by Yoni Kempinski, Arutz Sheva
January 1, 2018
Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely welcomed the Likud Central Committee's unanimous approval of a motion to apply Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.
"This is a historic moment," she told Arutz Sheva. "The Likud movement got together tonight in order to say that we would like to apply Israeli sovereignty on Judea and Samaria. This is as historic as was the bill applying Israeli law on the Golan Heights."
"This is the right moment to start doing the right political acts to promote this and this is the first step," she added.
"Everyone knows, and our prime minister said many times that we're not going to make any peace arrangement that includes uprooting Jews or Arabs from their homes, so I think it's very clear that all the communities in Judea and Samaria will always remain under Israeli sovereignty. It's just a matter of the political act," said Hotovely.
"This is our time to create history. I think history was already made by President Trump declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. I think we should follow [with this move]," she concluded.
Annexation of Judea, Samaria Requires 'No Knesset Involvement'
The Likud Central Committee voted Sunday night to support a proposal extending Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria
by Hana Levi Julian, JewishPress.com
January 1, 2018
Alon Road in East Samaria Mountains south of Jerusalem.
The Likud Central Committee voted Sunday night to support a proposal extending Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria — part of a long-drawn out process that has been years in the making involving endless debates in Knesset committees, subcommittees and more.
But Dr. Aaron Lerner, director of the Independent Media Review Analysis (IMRA), pointed out this weekend in a "technical note" that he sent out as part of his regular bulletin that annexation actually requires no legislation at all — just a simple government vote.
"To be clear:
1. Annexation does not require a legislative process. No Knesset involvement whatsoever.
2. Annexation can be carried out literally in moments. A telephone vote of the ministers would suffice.
3. The most hyperactive Supreme Court possible would still be unable to come up with grounds to rule against the move.
Here's the law:
Ordinance Law and Administration, 1948, 11B; The law, jurisdiction and administration of the State shall apply to any area of the Land of Israel that the Government sets in an order.
That's it. Just one sentence long. No wiggle room there."