Bennett at Western Wall: It's time for sovereignty

Education Minister visits Western Wall, says UN resolution presents both danger and opportunity.

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Eliran Aharon,

Education Minister Naftali Bennett visits the Western Wall
Education Minister Naftali Bennett visits the Western Wall
Eliran Aharon

Responding to the UN Security Council's Resolution 2334, Education Minister Naftali Bennett visited the Western Wall on Sunday morning.

"We're standing here, in the city of Jerusalem, our eternal capital for 3,000 years," Bennett said. "Two days ago the UNSC passed a bad decision, to consider this land, our capital, conquered territory.

"But no resolution can change the fact that this land, Jerusalem, is our capital. And no people can be a conqueror in their own land. That's why this resolution, like many of the earlier resolutions, will be thrown into the dustbin of history."

Noting the recent increase in terror attacks around the world, Bennett said, "Thousands of terrorists in the world, from Berlin through Paris and New York draw much encouragement and happiness from this resolution of their friends from the Palestinian Authority. The same friends that conduct terror attacks in Berlin, that run over people, that use knives and bombs; that gave out candy when the Twin Towers are destroyed."

"This is an historic day, which contains both danger and opportunity. I choose to see the opportunity," Bennett continued. "It's time for Israel to reevaluate its approach during the past 25 years. The approach where we adopted the Oslo accords, the approach were we gave up territory in Gaza, the approach where we declared the need for a Palestinian state. We thought this approach would gain us sympathy from the world, but instead we got tens of thousands of missiles from Gaza, thousands of Israelis murdered on the streets and one condemnation after another.

"It's time to decide between two alternatives: surrendering our land, or sovereignty. We've tried surrendering our land, it didn't work; it is time for sovereignty.

"In the near future we will take steps to apply Israeli law to Ma'ale Adumim and the rest of Judea and Samaria. It's time for Israel to decide," Bennett concluded.








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