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  7/11/2012, Tammuz 21, 5772

Dayan Refutes Peres: Clear Jewish Majority


Danny Dayan, head of the Yesha (Judea and Samaria) Council, spoke to IDF Radio on Wednesday morning and refuted statements made by President Shimon Peres the night before. “There is a solid Jewish majority west of the Jordan that is not dropping despite all the negative prophecies,” he said, responding to Peres’s claim that Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria endangers Israel’s Jewish majority.

Population counts aside, “whether Israel will continue to be Jewish or not is not a matter of counting heads,” Dayan said. “What will keep us Jewish is the connection to Jewish tradition, to history and to Jewish culture, and we cannot have that if we lose touch with Beit El, Shilo and Hevron.”