If silence ensues, nothing will combat the lie that Israel is a rogue state that illegally steals another people’s land. Not only does this lie drive hatred of Israel in the West, it also foments attacks on Diaspora Jews who are held responsible for Israel’s actions.
Instead of celebrating an ideological and political victory and taking pride in the fact that Israel has reached the pinnacle of its political aspirations, the leaders of the settlement enterprise are unnecessarily anxious.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a revolutionary. Since he entered politics 32 years ago, Netanyahu has upheld an integrated vision for Israel comprised of diplomatic, security and economic components.
Bennett made it clear that the Israeli security establishment intends to destroy any illegal Palestinian construction in Area C, including construction that was funded by the EU and other European entities.
The Trump administration’s courage in repudiating the nonsensical idea that Jews are legally unwelcome in their indigenous lands should be celebrated by all people with conscience and a knowledge of history.
The only way to end what is essentially an Arab war of extermination against Israel is to call out the Palestinians on their fundamental lies and to treat them not as statesmen-in-waiting, but as international pariahs.