Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon starred in a new public diplomacy video explaining the main reason for the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority is not Israel's presence in Judea and Samaria, but successive Arab leaders' resistance to Jewish sovereignty.
Ayalon asks, "If Israel's presence is the cause of the conflict, then it follows that there is no conflict before 1967, when Israel was not in the West Bank. Right?"
"Let's look at the facts. The PLO – the Palestine Liberation Organization – was created in 1964, when the entire West Bank and Gaza were in Arab hands. Why create a PLO in 1964 when Israel has no presence in the West Bank and Gaza? What Palestine were they liberating?"
A previous video starring Ayalon, about Israel legal rights in Judea and Samaria has received more than 370,000 views.