Eitan Cabel of the Labor Party, blasted the Levy Committee, which dealt with Judea and Samaria. He stated, "[Prime Minister Benyamin] Netanyahu is trying to deceive the public through political chicanery. Not to long form now you'll appoint [Member of Knesset] Michael Ben-Ari to head a committee to examine the treatment of the Arabs in Israel," said Cabel. Dr. Ben-Ari, of the Otzma Le'Yisrael (Powerful Israel) party is known for his uncompromising approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict. The Levy Committee declared Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria to be legitimate and legal under all international laws.