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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Netanyahu: "Hebron, Shiloh, Bet El, Kever Rochel must remain in our hands"

From IMRA, January 7:
Makor Rishon correspondent Ariel Kahane reports on the front page of today's edition that during the course of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's biannual presentation to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Tuesday he said:

"It should be remembered that we, as Jews, have been within the broad borders of the Land of Israel not tens and hundreds of years but instead thousands of years. When the Palestinians talk about historic rights they should remember that they have been there a shorter time. The rights of the Jews to Hebron and Beit El, Rachel's Tomb and Shilo, are greater and much more significant. Therefore these places should remain in our hands in any arrangement".
This statement seems to have slipped under the radar of not only Israel's media but also the Arab media - which usually jumps to publicize anything like this.