Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Jewish Business News

World News

Opposition Leader Herzog: Israel Will Retain Settlement Blocs in Any Peace Deal

.

Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog said during a tour of the West Bank city of Ariel on Tuesday that all major settlement blocs will remain part of Israel in any future peace deal with the Palestinians.

Herzog surprised political observers by advocating from unilateral withdrawal from much of the West Bank and agreeing with his rival, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that a two-state solution is not currently realistic. In Ariel,  Herzog advocated building a fence around the settlement blocs which would serve as a limit on their growth but would also serve to protect them from possible terror attacks. “The fence around Ariel is not a luxury, ” he said. “It’s a security obligation that the state owes its citizens.”

He reiterated his skepticism about the current prospects for peace. “If it isn’t possible today to reach an agreement with the Palestinians, it’s at least possible to separate the two peoples, ” he said. “We have to create a boundary beyond which there is no construction, otherwise the conflict will only worsen.”

by TheTower.org 

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Newsletter

Advertisement

You May Also Like

World News

In the 15th Nov 2015 edition of Israel’s good news, the highlights include:   ·         A new Israeli treatment brings hope to relapsed leukemia...

Travel

After two decades without a rating system in Israel, at the end of 2012 an international tender for hotel rating was published.  Invited to place bids...

empty

The contract signed between the Israeli government and Pfizer shows clearly and unequivocally that this is a clinical study on humans - The agreement...

VC, Investments

You may not become a millionaire, but there is a lot to learn from George Soros.

Advertisement
cialis cialis satış cialis