NY Congress Member Introduces Bill Recognizing Yehuda and Shomron As Part of Eretz Yisroel

A bill recently introduced in Congress, by Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.), aims to change the status quo. The new bill would force the State Department to use the term "Judea and Samaria" instead of the “West Bank.”

A new bill recently introduced in Congress, by Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.), The RECOGNIZING Judea and Samaria Act aims to change the status quo.

Since the Six-Day War, the U.S. Government hasn’t recognized the name of the Yehuda and Shomron, (secularly known as Judea and Samaria) region. Rather it uses the term “West Bank,” which implies that the region is Jordan’s and not historically part of Eretz Hakodesh.

The new bill, which is co-sponsored by Representatives Randy Weber (TX-14) and Anthony D’Esposito (NY-04 representing the Five Towns Frum Kehilla), would force the State Department to use the term “Judea and Samaria” instead of the “West Bank.”

The term Yehuda and Shomron dates back millennia to the Eretz Yisroel. In 1967, after Israel’s Arab neighbors launched the Six-Day War, Israel reclaimed it from Jordan. The term “West Bank” is used to delegitimize Israel’s historical claim to this land.

In November 2019, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States would formally recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Yehuda and Shomron. Recently, Secretary of State Antony Blinken reversed this position, stating the Biden administration’s disappointment in Israel’s recent decision to expand its Yishuvim in the region. This condemnation comes in spite of the fact that under the Oslo Accords, Israel was granted full military and civilian control over the majority of Yehuda and Shomron.

“The Israeli people have an undeniable and indisputable historical and legal claim over Judea and Samaria, and at this critical moment in history, the United States must reaffirm this,” Rep. Tenney said. “The misguided decision by the Biden administration to revoke the Pompeo Doctrine undermines our greatest ally in the Middle East.”

“The Recognizing Judea and Samaria Act” requires all U.S. legal documents to use the rightful term “Judea and Samaria” to refer to this territory instead of the “West Bank.” This bill reaffirms Israel’s rightful claim to its territory. I remain committed to defending the integrity of the Jewish state and fully supporting Israel’s sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.” Rep. Tenney added.


FrumNews.com notes it is mind-boggling that some “Frum” news websites, when they copy and paste their news syndicate(s) daily from the far-left [liberal] media, publishing the news to their frum readers and audience, continuously still use the term “Occupied Territories” or “West Bank” instead of Yehuda and Shomron. As well as other anti-Frum and anti-Yidden terminology, which we noted in our FrumNews.com first launching article.

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  • Educator, Writer 04/09/2024 | א' ניסן התשפ"ד

    It’s the best news I read today. Wonderful!

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