Any decision to freeze any settlement activity would be an acknowledgement by Israel that these Jewish communities are an obstacle to peace.
This is a statement by Shaul Goldstein, who is the Gush Etziyon Regional Council head. Also mayor Ran Nachman in the Jewish township Arial in Samaria calls the proposed settlement freeze for «stupid» and a «matter of life and death».
«My fear is that is the world will understand from this that even Netanyahu and the right wing believe that the settlements are temporary», Goldstein said.
«It’s easy to press Israel to freeze settlement activity, but it contributes nothing to the peace process. If Palestinians can live in Israel, then Jews should be able to live in Judea and Samaria», said Goldstein, particularly given the historical connection Jews had to the land.
Their weeklong visit came as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced that he would place a moratorium on housing projects in the settlements, but only after he first approved hundreds of new homes.
Ariel Mayor Ran Nachman warned that the township of Arial has to grow from below 20.000 people today, to 35,000 people because of a housing shortage.
«Hillary Clinton has put pressure on the prime minister to comply with this demand. Such an obvious attempt to interfere with Israeli policy would backfire», the mayor warned.
Source: Jerusalem Post
If we apply the same US promoted logic on the state of Israel, as they use on the so-called West bank, than two million Arab Israelis will have to leave the Jewish state. Simply because there will be a forced «settlement freeze» in Israel on everyone who is not Jewish. When there will be no new flats for their children, and no new schools built, their «settlements» will vanish.
This kind of solution, if promoted by Israel would have created an up roar in the International community, who would have claimed Israel to be a racist state, based up on an Apartheid way of thinking.
When the so-called free and democratic World wants to force such a solution up on the Jewish people living in a Muslim majority area of Israel, it is no longer racism and Apartheid?
This «peace plan» is utter foolishness, and an expression of the cruel and massive pressure all nations on Earth are putting on the present Israeli Government.
The International community walks and talks like Israel today is a «Muslimrein» nation, a state made free for Muslims by a «genocidal» government. Nothing is further from the truth.
The Global Media is committing a crime against humanity by telling six billion people on Earth lies about the Jewish people and the state of Israel. The media is silently omitting that there are two million Muslims living as citizens of the Jewish homeland. With Israeli passports and full voting rights.
In the Muslim World, Jews do not even get a visa to enter. Thats racism. Thats Apartheid.