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December 28, 2013 10:06 pm

Israeli Science Minister: We Will Need to Evacuate 15-25% of Judea and Samaria

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A Jewish community in the West Bank.

Israel’s Science, Technology and Space Minister Yaakov Peri said on Saturday that the Jewish state will need to remove its citizens from up to 25% of West Bank territory, Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot reported.

“Israel understands the need for combining settlements and as a result most of Judea and Samaria will converge into a few blocs,” Yediot quoted Perry as saying. “We will have to evacuate 15-25 percent of the territories, but this is certainly a reasonable compromise.”

Speaking at a gathering hosted by the grassroots pro-Israel group ‘Stand with Us’, Peri criticized the building of any settlements situated outside of a few agreed upon clusters and added that, “…construction must be concentrated only in blocs were the majority of the settlers will wind up living as part of a future agreement [with the Palestinian Authority].”

Peri went on to say that the currently ongoing diplomatic process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority is crucial since, “even Israeli scientific endeavors have become a target of boycott movements around the world,” Yediot said.

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  • EG

    I’m surprised he even referred to the territories as Judea and Samaria. Maybe he should evacuate himself.

  • mika.

    The incompetence of Yaacov Peri is truly staggering. How such a person made it to any position in government shows how corrupt the Israeli government institutions are and how easily they are penetrated by CIA/CFR foreign agents. Of-course, at the top of those agents is that Vatican/CIA/CFR “New World Order” fascist chiwawa, Netanyahu himself.

  • I don’t think Israel should give up anything of Judea and Samaria! The arabs can go back to their “homelands” if they can not accept Israel’s souvereignity and live in peace! Is that not what God told Moses when He told them to go forth into their land?

  • I don’t think Tsrael should give up anything of Judea and Samaria! The arabs can go back to their “homelands” if they can not accept Israel’s souvereignity and live in peace! Is that not what God told Moses when He told them to go forth into their land?

  • Sara Springer

    Yaacov Peri, you are a coward. Boycotts intimidate you? “Israel understands the need…..” To do what? Commit suicide? Where is your pride as a Jew and an Israeli? The Shtetl is waiting for you because that is what you are creating.

  • BH in Iowa

    Wasn’t Israel to be a refuge, where a Jew would be protected from discrimination and persecution?

    This is vile.

    • David B. Klein

      The Balfour Declaration (it its entirety)
      The Balfour Declaration:

      Foreign Office
      November 2nd, 1917

      Dear Lord Rothschild,

      I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty’s Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.

      “His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.”

      I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.

      Yours sincerely,
      Arthur James Balfour

    • Emanuel

      BH in Iowa, Israel is a refuge. David B. Klein is right, the non-Jews have rights as well. The settlements do a variety of things for Israel, they make it almost impossible for a future Palestinian state to be devoid of Jews as they claim it will be, they give jobs to Palestinians and they immediately balance out the patently unfair “peace negotiations.” The Palestinians may declare statehood, the fact that they have not done so in over 60 years is another issue. If they declare statehood there will be no more settlement building it will officially be their land.

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