Veteran Activist: Wake Up to Kerry Plan's Dangers
Daniella Weiss, former Kedumim mayor and chairperson of the Nahala movement for increased development in Judea and Samaria, congratulated activists for their efforts against the “Oslo 3” accord that is brewing, and expressed hope that other groups, such as the Council of Judea and Samaria (Yesha Council), would get more involved in the struggle.
Weiss said that the negotiations being conducted between Israel and the Palestinian Authority under the supervision of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry are “a dangerous game."
Kerry will bring a proposed agreement framework when he arrives in Israel Thursday.
“We must alert the people to the danger,” she said. “The pressure on our activists to spread the truth is greater than ever.
"Unfortunately the Council of Judea and Samaria continues in its same pattern established after the disengagement and destruction of Gush Katif," she accused. "They do not realize that they are missing the forest for the trees, and there is a big fire going on that will endanger us all.”
Earlier this week, the government said that it would announce construction of hundreds of new homes in Judea and Samaria to coincide with Monday's release of 26 terrorists, but reports said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu decided to wait on the announcement until Kerry leaves the region.
Either way, Netanyahu is not offering anything new, Weiss said. “These are the same 1,500 homes that were previously announced in Ariel, Kedumim, Maale Adumim, and Ramat Shlomo. It's funny, and very sad, to hear how these 'permits' are recycled each time.”
Weiss said she was very worried about the secret negotiations being conducted by Justice Minister Tzippy Livni. “Such negotiations are a crime when they discuss the surrender of our ancestral lands. We believe that Netanyahu is getting ready to announce a plan, and we must awaken the people to the danger,” Weiss said. “But we must do more, such as working to get more people to move to new communities in Judea and Samaria, and plant hope for the future.”
The Judea and Samaria Council had no comment on Weiss' statements.