Archive: 6/9/2013
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  6/9/2013, Tammuz 1, 5773

The World is Thirsty for the Voice of the Settlements


Former chairman Danny Dayan of the Yesha Council of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria said, Sunday, that the world is thirsty to hear how those communities view what's going on. Interviewed on Arutz Sheva's Hebrew journal, following a meeting with diplomats from Costa Rica, India, Kenya and the Ukraine, he said, "It is clear to all of them that the vision of two-states [living side by side in peace as a solution [to the Arab-Israeli conflict] is dead, if it was ever alive. Things are clear to all, except to [President Shim'on] Peres, [Chief Israeli negotiator Tzipi] Livni and [United States Secretary of State] John Kerry."

Dayan said co-existence was possible among the region's Jews and Arabs. While the interview was also against the backdrop of an article he published in Britain's Guardian newspaper, in which he criticized European Union foreign-policy chief Catherine Ashton for what he called, "intentional ignorance", he said another, bigger newspaper appreciated an article he wrote but said it readers were not interested in his viewpoint or in Kerry's Mideast peace campaign. In two weeks, he is scheduled to fly to Washington, DC to meet with senior officials.