March 7, 2019

SOMEHOW, WHEN THE rIGHT TURNS ON ISRAEL IT WON'T BE ANTI-SEMITIC:

In recording, Gantz notes need for large lead over Likud, backs West Bank deal (Times of Israel, 3/07/19)

Major settlement blocs would not be evacuated, Gantz vowed to the activists, and said he nevertheless sought ways to separate from the Palestinians and believed any agreement should be put to a national referendum.

"I know every meter on the road [to Peduel], where you turn right, through Bruchin, Peduel, Alei Zahav, Beit Aryeh, Ofarim," he told the reporter. "So I know what I'm talking about here. Those people will raise their grandchildren there, and their great-grandchildren and their great-great-grandchildren."

He added: "On the other hand, we don't want to control the Palestinians, or any of the things that will turn the state into a binational state. We will find the arrangement that gives security."

Blum pushed back, fishing for details: "My family [in Peduel], from its perspective. What do we do with the Palestinians living next to us?"

Gantz replied, "What do you want? To expel them? Working on the assumption that they live on that land, and that there are millions here on both sides [of the Arab-Jewish divide], in the end we have to reach an arrangement of some sort. And we can't let that arrangement endanger our security."

Asked about the future of the settlements and a possible Israeli withdrawal from parts of the West Bank, he said, "Much of the settlement [project] will be developed far more than it is today. And if it becomes relevant, we'll discuss what we do after that. And even that we'll take to a referendum. In other words, it isn't something that will be relevant tomorrow morning, if at all."

Blum went on: "My family is mostly, in the end, voting for [New Right's leader Naftali] Bennett and farther right."

"Bennett and farther to his right risk turning Israel into a binational or nondemocratic state. One of the two. We don't want either one. We don't have a choice except to look for a responsible, safe, non-unilateral diplomatic arrangement," Gantz replied.

There is nothing in an Israel at peace with a nation of Palestine for the current critics of Ilhan Omar to support.

Posted by at March 7, 2019 4:10 AM

  

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