On the eve of his departure to state Israel's case before the United Nations against the establishment of a Palestinian Authority state, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu received a letter of support from Yigal Bibi, Chairman of the Zionist Council and Chairman of the Committee on Settlement Activity in the Zionist Federation. He said a return to the 1949 Armistice Lines will give the Arabs control of 9,000 square kilometers, leaving the Jews with only two thirds that much. He added that Fatah-led government in Judea and Samaria would be replaced, in short order, by a second Hamas-Iranian terror front.
The former National Religious Party Member of Knesset asked for a lifting of the bureaucracy that the Settlement Division has to deal with in Judea and Samaria (Yesha). He said the division's Arab counterpart has not had to deal with such bureacracy and has taken a good portion of the region.