News Brief 12/3/2012, Kislev 19, 5773
Yishai: Building is not a Right, it's an Obligation
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs Eli Yishai addressed the political attacks on Israel in regards to Israel's announcement of plans for construction in Jerusalem and the surrounding area, saying, "Israeli governments for generations have built in Jerusalem and everywhere of important in regards to the country's security. We do no have the right to build in Jerusalem and its surrounding areas - but rather the obligation. Putting a question mark on out right to this, is like putting a question mark on our right to the land. "
Yishai also said: "Politicians exploit this time to attack Israeli policies in a desperate attempt to obtain Knesset seats, doing a disservice to us and revealing their ignorance towards the history of all Israeli governments and their actions."