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September 4, 2013 3:17 pm

Defense Minister: Israel Should Focus on Deterrence, Not Peace Talks

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Benjamin Netanyahu and Moshe Ya'alon observe a war drill in the Golan Heights, June 26, 2013. Photo: Israel GPO.

JNS.org Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon met Tuesday with the leaders of the Judea and Samaria communities and said that a future agreement with the Palestinians was unlikely to include the eviction of Jewish communities beyond the 1967 lines. He added that Israel should focus on “creating deterrence, not peace deals.”

“We have somehow become accustomed to the fact that just hearing the word ‘peace,’ just hearing it, instinctively spells ceding territory,” Ya’alon was quoted by the Walla news website as saying during the gathering, which was held in the Shomron Regional Council community of Barkan.

“The Middle East is about interests, not signed agreements, and interests are based on carrots and sticks,” he said. “In the Middle East it is actually carrots and clubs. Judea and Samaria are Israel’s homefront and therefore we must make them stronger.”

Ya’alon added, “Contrary to popular belief, the demographics are in our favor.”

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  • vivarto

    The demographics will be in our favor IF Israel stops supporting palestoid musloids. Stop money transfers, boycott all their products, don’t ever allow them to enter Israel. At the same time Israel can create attractive living situation in the next door Jordan and slowly the parasites will move next door, and with some lack may even become productive citizens of a neighboring country.

    • shloime

      none of that will happen while there is a dhimmi-in-chief in the white house.

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