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        7/10/2012, Tammuz 20, 5772

      MK Ariel: Peres Statement Misleading, Hurtful


      MK Uri Ariel (National Union), head of the State Control Committee, responded Tuesday to a speech from President Shimon Peres in which Peres said Jewish settlement in parts of Judea and Samaria (Shomron) threatens the Jewish majority in Israel. “Unfortunately, the president has again missed the mark with an unfortunate statement that is hurtful to large sectors of the public,” he said.

      “This is a controversial statement from the ‘new Middle East’ school of thought, and it is harmful first and foremost to the institution of the presidency, which is dedicated to preserving national unity,” he added.