“And he bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver; and he built on the hill, and called the name of the city which he built, after the name of Shemer, the owner of the hill, Samaria.” (1 Kings 16:24)
Nearly half of Israel’s Jews favor annexing Judea and Samaria, Israel’s Biblical heartland, according to a new poll reported in Israel National News. The survey, conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute, reveals that 45 percent support extending full Israeli sovereignty over regions liberated during the Six Day War of 1967.
Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar, directors of the Women in Green (WiG), an organization working towards this goal, welcomed the news as a rejection of the “two-state solution” championed by international diplomats. “The conclusions arising from the results of the poll are that the People of Israel have stopped apologizing, giving in and dancing to the music and tune of Israel’s and the world’s leftists. The People of Israel say clearly: the Land of Israel belongs to the People of Israel,” said the pair in a joint statement.
“The People of Israel are returning to Zionist values and are no longer willing to be dragged into delusional and disastrous political plans, and are moving into a phase of taking initiative and leadership. The idea of two states, which was led by the radical Left, is being dropped from the agenda and instead, a Jewish Zionist vision for the People of Israel and its land is taking shape.”
The women pointed out that “the continuous terror as a result of the Palestinian Authority’s incitement is another nail in the coffin for the illusory plan of the Left.”
The poll asked about annexing the entire area of Judea and Samaria, but Katsover and Matar estimate that if respondents had been asked their opinion on annexing only today’s Jewish communities there, the percentage in favor would have been “considerably higher”.
“The results of the poll give us encouragement and strength, and the enthusiasm to continue with even greater effort in the campaign for the application of Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. The path is becoming shorter until the time when the political echelon will translate the results of the poll into a law proposal, a vote and decisions,” concluded the two.