23 Government statement on recognition of three settlements- 26 July 1977
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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 23 Government statement on recognition of three settlements- 26 July 1977

7/26/1977

 VOLUMES 4-5: 1977-1979
 
23. Government statement on recognition of three settlements, 26 July 1977.

The Likud election platform declared that the entire historic Land of Israel is the inalienable heritage of the Jewish people, and that no part of Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) should be handed over to foreign rule. Shortly after the elections to the Ninth Knesset, Mr. Begin visited Elon Moreh in Samaria and declared his support for additional settlements in that area. While in the U.S., the Prime Minister reiterated his view that Jews have the right to settle and live in every part of the country. Following Mr. Begin's return from the U.S., the Ministerial Committee on Settlements, conferred legal status on three settlements in the West Bank established during the previous government's term of office.

The joint Government-World Zionist Organization Settlement Affairs Committee today decided to recognize Ma'aleh Adumim, Ofra and Elon Moreh as full-fledged settlements, and charged the settlement institutions with granting them commensurate treatment.

 
 
 
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