(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
The Cabinet will, on Sunday, 17 June 2012, be asked to approve the establishment of the Ministerial Committee on Settlement Affairs to be chaired by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Committee will have authority to formulate Government policy regarding unregulated construction on state and private lands, including the main issues that have reached the courts. Committee decisions will have the status of Cabinet decisions and ministers will be unable to appeal them.
In addition to Prime Minister Netanyahu (Chairman), Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, Science and Technology Minister Daniel Hershkowitz, Vice Premier Shaul Mofaz, Interior Minister Eli Yishai, Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Yaalon, Minister Zeev Binyamin Begin, Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein, Education Minister Gideon Saar and Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan will also be members of the Committee.
Write to them and ask that one of the first agenda items be the adoption of this resolution (see this):
"Whereas the regime in TransJordan, known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the territory of that was to be part of the Mandate for Palestine which the League of Nations decided was to be reconstituted as the the Jewish national home, illegally occupied the area of Judea and Samaria in 1948 and then, in April 1950, annexed said territory, an act never recognized nor considered as legal, except by Great Britain;
and Whereas the rulers of said Kingdom distributed as gifts and bribes lands that were state and waste lands to private persons without receiving any recompense in the form of direct payments or taxes;
and Whereas in the case whereby those lands were never planted, or developed, or built upon or any instance of tangible ownership expressed;
that this Committee instruct state officials to review all such instances and then declare such transactions of property as null and void and thus cause them revert to the original status as state and waste lands to be used for close settlement of Jews as directed by the Mandate decision in Article 6."
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