Even the dovish Labor Party ministers supported the new barrier route. "The track of the fence is almost adjacent to the 1967 border, with certain modifications applying to settlement blocs that are agreed by all parameters," said Housing Minister Yitzhak Herzog. There is a strong national consensus for keeping the five major settlement blocs in Judea and Samaria a part of Israel.
Want more news from Israel?
Click Here to sign up for our FREE daily email updates