Jordan valley settlement 311.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
The Knesset on Monday night approved the first reading of a bill that places
settlement museums under Israeli law.
Its creator, National Union MK Uri
Ariel, has explained bluntly that the bill was designed to start a slow,
piecemeal legislative process that would eventually annex Judea and Samaria by
amending each of the country’s laws to extend to the territory.
additional step, and an important one to strengthen our hold on the Land of
Israel and to stop the discrimination against the residents of Judea and
Samaria,” he said after the bill passed by a 19-3 vote. “Culture belongs to
everyone, and all Israeli citizens have a right to equal funding.”
bill passes its second and third readings, it would allow museums access to the
same funding that such institutions outside the West Bank receive.