Friday, April 16, 2010

Ya'alon: Jews should be free to live in Palestinian entity

"No Need to Remove Any Settlements" -Herb Keinon

Israel should not have to remove any settlements in a peace agreement with the Palestinians, Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon [pictured above] told the Jerusalem Post in an interview.

"If we are talking about coexistence and peace, why the [Palestinian] insistence that the territory they receive be ethnically cleansed of Jews?"

He stressed that "no settlement" should be removed, and that the country's previous withdrawals - from Lebanon and from Gaza - strengthened Hizbullah and Hamas, respectively.

He added that the U.S. administration had misdiagnosed the root of the conflict as territorial, when in reality it was about the failure of the Palestinians to recognize the right of the Jews to be here.
(Jerusalem Post)

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