Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin toured this morning the Jordan Valley participated in the inauguration of a new neighborhood in the local town of Gittit.
"The inauguration of the neighborhood is just at the right time, and in the right place. The Jordan Valley should be under Israeli sovereignty forever. Today, the Likud-led government, in a town established by the Likud, could tell you openly: You will stay here and will be here forever under Israeli sovereignty. All those demanding we offer an Israeli withdrawal to '67 lines should know we have only one answer, as former Foreign Minister Abba Eban has said: '67 borders are like borders of Auschwitz! Proposals of this kind warrant only one answer that the Likud government should give: No! It's good to talk to our neighbors, but it does not make sense to ask us to give up the security of Israeli residents and the vital interests of Israel. Those who give up the Jordan Valley will turn Kfar Saba into Sderot," said Elkin.