Next story Prev story

Friedman’s statements – disturbing evidence of what is to come

Ambassador Friedman said things that arouse grave concern about returning to the two-states outline. Has the Israeli government indeed agreed to negotiations to establish an Arab state in the heart of our Land?

Statements by U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman have increased concern that the Sovereignty Movement has been raising recently regarding U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan, The Deal of the Century.

In an article published in the New York Post, Friedman rejects the various claims about President Trump’s plan. He states that the plan would not harm Jewish demographics of the State of Israel, since it allows for Israeli sovereignty to be applied over the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, but not over the Arab centers of population.

He later related to the claim that the plan would block the idea of two states and rejected the claim unequivocally. “This is incorrect. The opposite is true. Trump’s vision provides for a two-state  solution. Our administration is the first and only one that has received Israel’s commitment to conduct negotiations according to conditions and territorial dimensions that would lead to the establishment of a Palestinian state with a size double that of the geographical footprint that it enjoys today”.

These words were written after a recess, when Friedman stated that “the vision will only empower democracy because it will enable Israeli to choose their leaders – and the Palestinians to do so freely. Two states for two peoples”.

This means going back even stronger to the vision of two states and the establishment of a Palestinian state in the heart of the Land of Israel. This is even more poignant because it makes clear that in agreeing to the Deal of the Century, Israel has committed herself to negotiations for the establishment of a Palestinian state.

“Commitment to such a principle is a fatal blow to the Zionist vision both in the ideological-philosophical aspect and the practical aspect”, says the Sovereignty Movement, calling on Lovers of the Land of Israel both inside the government and outside of it, to block any step that entails applying sovereignty over 30 percent of the territory of Judea and Samaria in exchange for an Israeli agreement to negotiate the establishment of a Palestinian state on the remainder of the territory.

“The application of sovereignty must be done according to Israeli interests exclusively, totally regardless of the dangerous idea of agreeing to establish a Palestinian state. One does not make deals on one’s homeland. Even if the other side refuses to participate in the process, an Israeli agreement would itself be an admission – Heaven forbid – that we are occupiers and foreigners in this part of the Land, which has always been designated as the Land of the Jewish People, and only the Jewish People”.

The Sovereignty Movement also emphasizes that even if the Trump administration is friendly and sympathetic to Israel, the leadership in Israel must not surrender to the bear hug and lower its head when faced with an existential danger to the future of Israel. “Prime Minister Netanyahu can, if he wants to, make clear to his friend President Trump, the essence of the connection between the People of Israel and the Land of Israel and Israeli interests, which require full Israeli sovereignty over the entire area. Netanyahu has proven that he has the power to lead the entire West in the battle over the Iranian nuclear issue against the hostile Obama administration, and he also has the power to stand firm with a sympathetic administration such as Trump’s”.

part of Ambassador Friedman’s speech at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs February 9,2020:​

Please click here for the entire speech

Link to Amb. Friedman's op-ed in NY Post


facebook comments


This site is run by volunteers, all donations accepted

Support for the idea of sovereignty
More Articles
All Articles >
ריבונות - כתב עת מדיני
​Coming Soon: The Fourth Sovereignty Youth Convention
The Sovereignty Movement is energetically preparing to hold the 4th Sovereignty Youth convention. Hundreds of youths from all parts of the Land along with public figures, spiritual leaders and people of action will call for the increased centrality of Jerusalem in the life of the People of Israel.
ריבונות - כתב עת מדיני
Sovereignty is part of the commandment "and thou shall inherit the Land"
Watch the remarks made by the late Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik on Independence Day 1958 , on the spiritual importance of sovereignty over the Land of Israel (in Yiddish with Hebrew translation)
ריבונות - כתב עת מדיני
The Women infiltrated by using a ladder that was placed on top of a truck
It was two o’clock in the morning when a group of women and children climbed on the truck to begin the renewal the Jewish presence in the City of the Patriarchs. Yehudit Katsover recounts. 43 Years to the historic night
ריבונות - כתב עת מדיני
The day will come when we will have courageous leadership here, who will say: Jerusalem and the Temple Mount is entirely ours - Kalman Liebskind
In his article, journalist Kalman Liebskind exposes the blindness of the media in reference to the Arab struggle against Israel and clarifies the centrality and importance of Jerusalem and the temple Mount for the future of the Jewish nation.
ריבונות - כתב עת מדיני
In international law, only one nation has rights to the Land of Israel
After hearing an American publisher compare the claim that the Jewish people has a legal right to Judea and Samaria to flat-earth theories, Prof. Abraham Sion decided that he had to compile all the historical documentation in a book that would prove the silenced truth of international law.
ריבונות - כתב עת מדיני
From Slavery to Sovereignty
The figures in the picture who are raising the Israeli flag are the Sovereignty Youth. Thanks to them we are optimistic that we, with G-d's help, will succeed.
ריבונות - כתב עת מדיני
No Barrier Will Stop Terrorism
Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar
The attempts to fortify the fence and entrench ourselves behind it will not provide the answer to the real question of the identity of the people to whom the land belongs. Moreover, the fence will intensify the armament of the terrorists behind it.
ריבונות - כתב עת מדיני
The Mission: To Fortify Israel’s Eastern Defensive Wall
Dozens of opinion shapers took part in the Sovereignty Movement’s special geo-political tour to the Jordan Valley, where they were exposed to the challenges to governance and sovereignty in dealing with Arab agricultural terror, battles over land, but also witnessed the residents’ pioneering spirit.
ריבונות - כתב עת מדיני
An Open Letter to the Sovereignty Youth
Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar
The leaders of the sovereignty movement in an open and public letter to members of the sovereignty youth movement following the raising of the head of terrorism throughout the country and the constant erosion of governance and sovereignty.
ריבונות - כתב עת מדיני
How Israel should respond to the Iranian nuclear deal: Expand Jerusalem to the Jordan Valley
Dr. Mordechai Kedar
What Israel needs to do is to expand Jerusalem’s municipal jurisdiction to all of the Jordan Valley, incidentally applying these basic laws and Israeli sovereignty to it.