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‘The Jewish people will never give up any part of Israel’s land,’ insists minister

Israeli Education Minister, Naftali Bennett [File photo]
Israeli Education Minister, Naftali Bennett [File photo]

Israel’s education minister has said that, “The Jewish people will never give up any part of Israel’s land,” Shehab.ps reported on Monday. Naftali Bennett of the far-right Jewish Home party added that the best political reconciliation for the issue of Jerusalem is uniting the city under Israeli sovereignty. Ironically, the extremist politician made his comments at the Haaretz Peace Conference in Tel Aviv.

“The Jewish people have no interest in conceding any particle of Israel’s land,” he insisted. “Peace is not achieved through conceding land, but through force.” Reaching a peace deal, he continued, is not a monopoly of the left-wing. “I want peace, but peace with the concept of the rightists. There is no chance of establishing a Palestinian state except in Gaza.”

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While Bennett accepted that Israelis are destined to live next to the Palestinians, he said that there is no love lost between them. “However, we will not go anywhere else. We have to learn from Gaza 2014. The situation is deteriorating and we have to do our best in order not to go for another military confrontation.”

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Bennett’s party supports Israel’s colony-settlements across all Palestinian territory and rejects any move to give up any part of the occupied West Bank on which they are built so that a Palestinian state can be established. Jewish Home rejects the two-state solution with East Jerusalem as the capital of a State of Palestine on the 1967 borders.

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