Netanyahu: We Will Never Uproot Jewish or Arab Communities

(Jerusalem Post) Tovah Lazaroff - "There will be no more uprooting of settlements in the Land of Israel," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday at a national ceremony in Gush Etzion marking the 50th anniversary of the settlement movement. "It is not just a question of the connection to the homeland, of course that is correct, but first of all, it is not the way to make peace. We will not uproot Jews, and not Arabs." The fall of four Gush Etzion communities during the War of Independence and the subsequent return of Israelis to that region 19 years later has been the symbolic heart of the settlement movement. "Any territory that falls into the hands of radical Islam becomes a base of destruction, of violence and of death," Netanyahu said. "Therefore we will not abandon our national home to that danger."

2017-09-28 00:00:00

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