Education Minister and Habayit Hayehudi leader Naftali Bennett said Thursday that “we must give our lives” for the cause of annexing the West Bank to Israel. Bennett, who was speaking at a at a conference in Jerusalem in memory of settler figure Hanan Porat, also criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the plans to evict the illegal outpost Amona by the end of the year.
“On the matter of the Land of Israel, we have to move from holding action to a decision,” Bennett said. “We have to mark the dream, and the dream is that Judea and Samaria will be part of the sovereign State of Israel. We have to act today, and we must give our lives. We can’t keep marking the Land of Israel as a tactical target and a Palestinian state as the strategic target.”
Bennett didn’t mention Netanyahu by name, but criticized the prime minister’s statements in favor of the two-state solution. Bennett also made a veiled attack at the Supreme Court over its rulings on Amona and on the eviction of other illegal West Bank outposts.
“Like Hanan said, we have no right to divide the land,” Bennett said. “Not with words, not with actions, not by silent acquiescence, not with quiet excuses. Not by politicians and not by jurists,” the education minister said. “The path of concessions, the path of dividing (the land), has failed.”
Lebensraum. Pure and simple. Lebensraum and the exile or extermination of the Palestinians.