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  11/19/2013, Kislev 16, 5774

Bennett: One Cannot Occupy His Own Home

Economy Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home/Bayit Yehudi) on Monday pointed out in an interview on CNN that there is no such thing as “Israeli occupation” in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem.

Bennett was asked by Christiane Amanpour to comment on Housing Minister Uri Ariel’s decision last week to issue tenders for 20,000 new homes in Judea and Samaria.

When Amanpour, however, used the term “occupied West Bank” in her question, Bennett held up a coin which, he pointed out, was “used by Jews 2,000 years ago in the state of Israel.”