Daniella Weiss, among the leaders of the Nachlah settlement movement, protested, Thursday, a government decision to destroy Jewish outpost communities in Judea and Samaria during next week's visit by United States President Barack Obama. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service, she said, "It's just like the visiting nobleman during the dark days of exile. They're making a gesture, trying to please him so that his blows will be smaller."
Weiss promised to counter destruction with construction, saying, "We will bring a new family up to Giv'at Egoz in the Talmonim [bloc of Samaria (Shomron)]. We will stay in all the outposts, including Oz Tzion and Ramat Migron. We have already proven that we don't leave a hill on which we have put an outpost, and if it's destroyed, we will re-erect it. We have been working for months on formation of 10 settlement core groups and we are preparing this for the new government. There are hundreds of families who want to come."
Protesting the closure of Highway 60 in Samaria (Shomron) while Obama is en route between Jerusalem and the Palestinian Authority (PA) government center in Ramallah, the former mayor of the Samarian community of Kedumim said that Obama's visit to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas "raises the question, what is he [Obama] afraid of? Certainly not of the Jews - He's afraid of the Arabs. So why, then, is he pressuring Israel to give up those cities which if, Heaven forbid, they come under Arab control, it will endanger all of us?"