Minister of Economics and Trade Naftali Bennett vowed Wednesday that Israel will not repeat the kind of experiment that it carried out with the Oslo Accords, which led to over 1,000 Israeli deaths.
In an exclusive interview with Arutz Sheva's Yoni Kempinski, Bennett said that while the visit by President Barack Obama was successful and Obama is a friend of Israel, "I just caution everyone that we don't enter into illusions about the neighborhood Israel is in."
"Last time we made these experiments it resulted in Oslo and well over a thousand Israelis murdered, so this time around we should not and will not make the same mistakes," he stated.
Bennett also said that this year is "the year of opportunity" for integrating hareidim into Israeli society. He said that the government's plan for hareidi integration will strengthen Torah learning ("limud Torah") and the economy.
"It's the best thing that will have happened to hareidim in Israel in decades," he said, "if we follow thorough, but we have to do it without any hate."
He spoke to Arutz Sheva at the Ramla Conference.