Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Jewish Business News


Bennett: united Jerusalem more important than diplomatic agreements


“It is better to have a united Jerusalem than a diplomatic agreement,” Minister of Education and Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett said Monday, as he outlined his plan for the “Peace of the Right” – an alternative to the failed two-state idea. The Minister stressed ancient Jewish right to the land and the need to deal with reality rather than fantasy – also by bettering the life of Israel’s Arab minority.

“What is Peace of the Right?” Bennett asked the crowd at Haaretz’s annual conference and answered: “It is peace from a place of power. Peace is not the equivalent of a diplomatic agreement; it is the absence of war.” Achieving this peace, the Minister explained, required Israel deal with three circles: domestically, with the moderate Arab regimes and with the Palestinians.

Please help us out :
Will you offer us a hand? Every gift, regardless of size, fuels our future.
Your critical contribution enables us to maintain our independence from shareholders or wealthy owners, allowing us to keep up reporting without bias. It means we can continue to make Jewish Business News available to everyone.
You can support us for as little as $1 via PayPal at
Thank you.

Within Israel, Bennett said, “We and the Israeli Arabs live side by side, and the trend is positive. In the Peace of the Right, we respect the Israeli Arabs and look for actions – not only words – to integrate them into Israeli society. This is why, as Minister of Economy, I established over ten employment centers for Arab women who were at 20% employment. They’ve now crossed the 30% – compared to the Jewish women’s 80%, we still have a long way to go. This is why Ayelet Shaked established for the first time since the State’s inception a courthouse in the Arab city of Taybe, and a Shariya court in Sakhnin and appointed the first ever female Kadi.  This is why, as Minister of Education, for the first time since the State’s inception Arab children are learning Hebrew from kindergarten and not from third grade, the way it was until two years ago.”

Regarding the Arab regimes, Naftali Bennett said Israel needed to work “from a position of strength,” not by compromising and weakening Israel… not through ceding territory.” Thanks to Israel’s strength, he said, ” the moderate Sunni Arab states approach us. They don’t say ‘hand over the Golan, hand over the Negev’ – they say ‘we need your intelligence, we need your economy, we need your stance and power to face our common enemy: Iran’.”

Finally, the Minister laid out his vision for the Palestinians, saying “they’re not going anywhere, and we’re not going anywhere,” and stressed his objection to the formation of a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria. “There won’t be another Palestinian state. Israel won’t allow that mistake to happen.” Instead, Bennett proposed Area C be put under full Israeli sovereignty, “the guiding principle being a maximum territory with minimum Palestinians. This will become an integral part of Israel. Tens of thousands of Palestinians will be offered full citizenship. On one territory – one status.” The rest of the land, Areas A, and B, “will be an autonomy, which is less than a state. It has most of the signs of a state, but not a full-fledged state – until further notice.”

Naftali Bennett concluded his speech by quoting David Ben-Gurion who said: “It’s not under the authority of any Jew, or any Jewish organization, not even the authority of the entire Jewish People living with us today, to give up any part of the Land of Israel.




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...


The Movie The Professional is what made Natalie Portman a Lolita.


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...

VC, Investments

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

Copyright © 2021 Jewish Business News