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Video: Ketzaleh Predicts Doubling of Yesha Jews

MK Yaakov Katz told the Knesset doubling of mandates for nationalists will herald 1.5 million Jews living “across the Green Line.”
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 10/17/2012, 8:20 AM

National Union chairman and Knesset Member Yaakov (Ketzaleh) Katz told the Knesset Monday that the doubling of Knesset seats for nationalists will herald 1.5 million Jews living “across the Green Line.”

Speaking on behalf of a motion of no-confidence in the government, which the Knesset later voted unanimously to dissolve in favor of new elections, MK Katz said the combined slate of Jewish Home and National Union parties could double their current strength in the Knesset from seven seats to 15.

He envisioned a subsequest doubling of the population of Jews to 1.5 million, in areas restored to Israel in the Six-Day War in 1967, including northern, southern and eastern Jerusalem, as well as Judea and Samaria.

Ketzaleh said that with the National Union and Jewish Home MKs forming a major part of the next coalition, there will be no more expulsions of Jews, no more demolitions of homes, and no more talks of “two states for two peoples.”

He also said that a strong nationalist government coalition would “ease the load on the shoulders of parents with regard to financing religious education for their children.”