Daily Israel Report

Netanyahu-Obama Meet Reactions: Gaza Violence, Jewish Building

Over the weekend, when Netanyahu and Obama meet and address AIPAC, different responses are being planned: Violence in Gaza, building in Shomron.
By Hillel Fendel
First Publish: 5/19/2011, 4:56 PM / Last Update: 5/19/2011, 5:45 PM

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Over the weekend, when Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama meet each other and address AIPAC, different types of responses are being planned.

In Hamas-run Gaza, Arabs are expected to demonstrate violently, leading the IDF to announce that the Erez Crossing between Gaza and the Negev is likely to be closed.

On the other hand, Jews in the Shomron are planning to send a different message to the Israeli and American leaders: They will establish three new settlement outposts in Judea and Samaria. The main one will be kicked off on Monday afternoon just outside Maaleh Adumim, towards Jerusalem, in the area known as E-1.

The letter E in Hebrew also means “island,” and the new pioneer construction organizers have used this play on words in their recent flyer, entitled, “The whole country is one E [1-E, or one island]!”

The flyer reads:

Yes, this is the truth and it must be said!

There is no difference between the Golan and Acco, on the one hand, and the Shomron and Yaffo (Jaffa), on the other hand. There is no difference between the areas to which returned in 1948, on the one hand, and those to which we returned in 1967, on the other hand.

The Land of Israel in its entirety is nothing more than one island [1-E].

This is the answer to the Arabs! This is our answer to President Obama! This is our answer to ourselves!

Government of Israel: the time has come to ascend and build in E-1! These areas, between Maaleh Adumim and Jerusalem, are the bottleneck in the links between them – a link of contiguous Jewish presence that will block the establishment of a Palestinian state in the area, and will cut off the Arab contiguity from Bethlehem to Ramallah via Jerusalem.