New messianic message for Israel diplomats

Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely is opposed to the creation of an independent Palestinian state in the occupied West Bank and in GazaA top Israeli diplomat, in a video seen by AFP on Friday, has instructed envoys to quote the Bible as giving Jews sovereignty over the entire Holy Land, including the West Bank. Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely, a deeply religious Jewish woman, was sworn in last week as a member of Israel’s new rightwing government. Religious nationalists such as Hotovely support Jewish sovereignty throughout the Biblical “Land of Israel” and oppose the creation of an independent Palestinian state in the occupied West Bank and in Gaza, a cornerstone of international proposals to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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