Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely says the appointment of Judea and Samaria leader Dani Dayan is "an important statement to the world." (Hadas Parush/Flash90) (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
Tzipi Hotovely

Israel’s deputy foreign minister says cadets training to become diplomats will now visit Judea and Samaria and be taught how to defend Jewish rights there.

Tzipi Hotovely told Israel’s Army Radio on Sunday that she initiated changes in the course curriculum to include a greater emphasis on the Jewish people’s ancient and long-existing links to the land. It will include compulsory tours to the City of David situated just outside the Old City walls.

Hotovely says it is important to stress that Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria are legal “by law and custom.”

The international community wrongly considers Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria to be illegal and illegitimate. With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also serving as foreign minister, Hotovely oversees the office’s day-to-day operations.

By: AP