Israeli Minister Bennett: Let Abbas Go Home
Israel Economy Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday reflected on a paradigm-shifting report about the status of the Palestinian Authority, in Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot, writing on his Facebook page that he would have no regrets if PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas decided to “go home.”
A screenshot of Yediot‘s English language homepage, posted by Bennett, showed Abbas, gathered with other Arab leaders, under the headline, “Abbas Threatens to Dismantle Palestinian Authority,” in a new proposal that would recognize Israel as the sovereign of Judea and Samaria, with all Arabs living there to depend on Israel for their needs, rather than the PA.
In Bennett’s view, Abbas’s proclamation only shows that myths presented to Israel as peace strategies have been shown to be false, and his frustration is a precursor to Israeli victory.
On Facebook, Bennett said, “The left used to say: Give away Judea and Samaria for peace. Instead it brought us war.”
“So then they said: Give away Judea and Samaria for security. Instead it brought terrorism. Over 1,000 Israelis were killed in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem.”
“Then they said: Give away Judea and Samaria because of the demographics. Meanwhile the Jewish birthrate is now higher than the Arab birthrate.”
“Then they said: Give away Judea and Samaria to avoid a ‘political tsunami.’ However, that political tsunami never came.”
“Now they are saying: Give away Judea and Samaria, otherwise Abbas will go home. You know what? Let him go home.”