Local groups hear options for curbing Iran’s nukes
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Bennett also presented his case for a program of coexistence with the Arabs. “In Israel and the region, everyone is fed up with the issue of the Palestinians,” he said. “There is not going to be peace, that’s the reality, it’s ridiculous (to say) Palestine first now that the whole Arab world is falling apart. Bibi changed the paradigm that anything in the Mideast has to do with the Palestinians. It’s Iran. The Arabs couldn’t care less about the Palestinians. It’s up to us to reach a modus vivendi.”
He showed a photo of a view of the Tel Aviv coastline from the Shomron, how close it is, to indicate how dangerous it is to even contemplate giving control of that area to the Arabs. His plan, “The Israel Stability Initiative” is a plan that delineates “how to live with the conflict.” It involves applying Israel’s sovereignty over area C containing 100% of the Jews in Yehuda and Shomron and 2% of the Palestinians; and offer citizenship to the 48,000 Arabs living in this area. There will be no refugee descendants absorbed into any of these areas; they will be absorbed into the countries where they now reside. Israel would sever the connection to Gaza, noting that it is independent and not under Israel’s jurisdiction.
He noted that none of the towns in Yehuda and Shomron are built on Arab land, including Migron and Ramat Gilad, and should be permitted to remain and build. He noted that the judicial system is “wagging the State,” instead of politicians deciding policy. “Bibi has to make clear that he’s the executive in charge and has to run Israel,” he said. “I have harsh criticism against the government, letting the legal-very left wing-run government policy.”
In his talk, Yuli Edelstein mentioned the “wider goals that Ahmadinejad has; try to explain to the rest of the world that it always starts with the Jews but it doesn’t end with the Jews.” He gives “credit to the Prime Minister with his ‘obsession’ (with Iran’s nuclear buildup) when everyone was mocking him and now it is not the case.”