The Biden administration had asked Israel not to advance the plans, given its stiff opposition to any Israeli settlement construction.
To obsess, according to the dictionary, is to “preoccupy or fill the mind of (someone) continually, intrusively, and to a troubling extent.”
If the government believes that it should build, then by all means it should build. But do it in a way that won’t embarrass Washington. Especially when it comes to Biden.
Readers of The Jerusalem Post have their say.
The move helps shore up Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's fragile coalition but will likely anger the Biden Administration.
The right-wing NGO Regavim said it was "easy for Defense Minister Benny Gantz to flex his muscles against a handful of hilltop youth, while not enforcing the law in the Arab sector."
The flyovers cover a vast area – from the far North to the deep South – in an attempt to enable the largest number of Israelis to catch a view of the procession.
They spoke out amid a government crisis, in which Silman’s resignation from the coalition has brought its membership down from 61 to 60, in a 120-member parliament.
Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan said that "the thousands who came here today, did so to give a message to the government. Don't touch Homesh."
"This mistake came about because of policy. Specifically, the Trump administration policy which erased the Green Line," wrote the Americans for Peace Now CEO.