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Bennett: No Palestine in ‘God-given’ Land of Israel

Published on 14 February 2013, by M. Tomazy.
By Michael Rivero
In his first address to the Knesset plenum as an MK Tuesday, Naftali Bennett, the leader of the Orthodox, right-wing Jewish Home party, made clear his ideological opposition to relinquishing any parts of the Land of Israel — sovereign Israel, as well as the West Bank — in a peace deal with the Palestinians.

“There is no room in our small but wonderful God-given tract for another state,” Bennett said in a speech that stressed Israel’s Jewish religious heritage as a cornerstone of its society. “It won’t happen. Friends, before every discussion on the territories, we need to declare: ‘The land of Israel belongs to the people of Israel.’ Only then can we start the debate.”

The hard-line statement came a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose Likud-Yisrael Beytenu faction is in the midst of negotiations with the Jewish Home in an effort to form a coalition, reiterated his support for a two-state solution to the conflict.

IF there is to be no two-state solution, there is a very real dilemma here, because the birth rate among Palestinian women is much higher than that of their Israeli counterparts.
A one-state solution will mean that Jewish Israelis will be facing a demographic time bomb, when the tipping point between the Jewish, and Palestinian, populations gets tipped toward the Palestinians. What then, MK Bennett?!? More "Ethiopian" birth control, where Ethiopian Jews were sterilized with injections of depo-provera?!?
The fact that this guy was even elected by Israelis demonstrates a shift to the hard right by Israeli voters, and this particular MK appears to be just to the right of Atilla the Hun on the Palestinian issue.
This does not augur well for peace with the Palestinians, or peace in the region at all.
 (What really happened)