The time is right for the government to apply sovereignty to West Bank settlements in light of the Trump administration’s attitude toward Israel, said cabinet ministers, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and other MKs at a Land of Israel Caucus conference on Monday. The right-wing caucus held the meeting ahead of a ministerial vote on a bill to apply Israeli law to settlements, a move many of its opponents consider annexation. The legislation was proposed by the caucus leaders, MK Yoav Kisch of Likud and MK Bezalel Smotrich of Bayit Yehudi.Be the first to know – Join our Facebook page. Israeli laws do not automatically extend to the West Bank and usually require a military order for them to apply, because the IDF governs the area. Many on the Right see this as discrimination against Israeli citizens based on where they live.
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