"The Likud will apply sovereignty and never give a hand to the establishment of a 'Palestinian' state," said Diaspora Minister Tzipi Hotovely at the end of the Sovereignty March that took place today at the Ari Fuld lookout.

The march, which started at the Oz veGaon Reserve in Gush Etzion, and was led by Minister Hotovely; Jack Kupfer, chairman of the Israel is Forever association; and Atty Nili Naourie, coordinator of Israel is Forever; Vice Chairman of the World Zionist Organization, Yaakov Hagoel; heads of the Sovereignty movement, Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar; and about two hundred new and old immigrants from France.

The marchers made their way singing, carrying flags and signs calling for the application of Israeli sovereignty to the entire Land of Israel. Yehudit Katsover emphasized the importance of these days, days of fateful choices for the future of the Land of Israel. "We are responsible for sovereignty, to inherit the land," she declared.

Hotovely and Sovereignty Movement heads
Hotovely and Sovereignty Movement headsDotan Guetta for the Sovereignty Movement

Nadia Matar told the story of the Oz veGaon settlement and the importance of going out to vote. “The majority of the People of Israel are right-leaning. All we need for the Right to win is to get to the 300,000 rightists who did not vote last time and make sure they go out and vote,” she said.

Vice Chairman of the World Zionist Organization, Yaakov Hagoel, mentioned the special relationship between the Jewish people and Judea and Samaria. "Our ancestors [dwelled] here. We are here, in this country - not in Uganda because our ancestors lived and walked here and not in Uganda (referencing the country proposed by Theodor Herzl to become the future Jewish homeland at the Sixth Zionist Congress in 1903)."

Advocate Nili Nauri-Kupfer spoke and emphasized that thanks to those who gave their lives for the Land of Israel, today you can openly discuss Israeli sovereignty over all parts of the Land of Israel.

Minister Hotovely welcomed the participants in the march and declared that her party, the Likud, would apply sovereignty and would never allow the establishment of a 'Palestinian' state. "We [stand] before an election of a fateful decision for the Jewish people." Hotovely was joined by Katsover who called for a full mobilization of the right-wing camp to vote for sovereignty.

“The marchers want to remind the leadership in Israel and the public who are voting on the will of the people of Israel to apply Israeli sovereignty to the entire land. This desire must be clearly expressed in the election results. Our presence in Judea and Samaria expresses both the demand of sovereignty and the demand to oppose the idea of the establishment of a Palestinian state, a state of terror in the heart of the country," the organizers of the march said.