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On Wednesday, July 1st Israeli lawmakers will vote on whether or not to extend Israeli sovereignty over certain communities in Judea and Samaria, and possibly, the Jordan Valley.
Many of Israel’s critics on the left have argued that this is going to create an Israeli “Apartheid state”, will isolate Israel in the community of nations, will open the door for international sanctions against Israel will lead to the collapse of the two-state solution. And critics on the right have argued that since Israel is only extending sovereignty over 30 percent of Judea and Samaria.
Here to discuss these critically important issues and more are Alex Traiman and David Wurmser.
Alex Traiman is the Managing Director and Jerusalem Bureau Chief of JNS.org. Alex has his finger on the pulse of everything that is happening in Israel and within the Israeli Knesset. He has written scores of articles, and had directed and produced major films, such critically acclaimed as “Iranium” and “Honor Diaries”
David Wurmser is currently the Director of the Project on Global anti-Semitism and the US-Israeli Relationship for the Center for Security Policy. He has over 35 years of experience in foreign policy with the State Department, Department of Defense, the National Security Council and the American Enterprise Institute. He is a well-known expert on Middle East issues, especially the U.S.- Israel relationship. He had worked from December 2018 to September 2019 as a senior advisor to US National Security Advisor John, and was crediting with authoring a series of memoranda for the White House for striking hard at the Iranium Quds force, and targeting Qassam Solomeini. David also served as a Middle East Advisor for Vice President Dick Cheney from 2003 to 2007.