Glick to Netanyahu: 'Stand up and lead!'

Temple Mount activist says Israelis need to support and strengthen one another and the leadership so that it can lead with pride.

Benny Tocker ,

Yehuda Glick
Yehuda Glick
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“Israel doesn’t need to hide” is the message that one of the neighbors of the slain Dafna Meir and her family in Judea's Otniel sent to the Prime Minister on Wednesday morning.

Likud party member, Temple Mount activist and local educator Yehuda Glick asked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to lead the country with pride and to fight back against Arab terror.

“The nation of Israel is behind him. He visited here and we told him our outlook about the vile terrorist. We need to thank the security forces for catching the terrorist, but we need a proper attitude to get the job done. That is the message that is expected right now of the government. Stop simply putting out fires, stop simply trying to play defense. Stand up with pride in the face of this wave of terrorism that is washing across the entire country from Ra’anana to the Har Hevron region.”

"We expect him to respond with pride," said Glick. "He should expand towns in Judea and Samaria, he should build and expand roads. He should in no way apologize for our continued existence here in the land of Israel."

"He is our Prime Minister, and this is what is expected of him and the Defense Minister as well. To fight without reservation or agreements with terrorists. He needs to establish Israeli rule over Judea and Samaria, to build and at the same time to strengthen the non-extremist authorities that exist in the Arab world."

Glick says the situation in Otniel today is still one of heightened tension. “There are lots of 16-year-old Arab kids walking around Israel. The Palestinian Authority still calls traffic intersections and public squares by the names of terrorists. This is not a time for political considerations."

"We need to strengthen the political leadership of Israel. The nation needs to stand behind them and give them the support they need to lead. We need to stand firm and support and strengthen one another with a lot of help from God.”