Bennett’s Strategic Goal: Build Up the Golan Heights

Friday – October 15, 2021
Bennett’s Strategic Goal: Build Up the Golan Heights
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced Monday that the government intends to dramatically increase the number of people living on the Golan Heights. He stressed that the Biden administration continues to recognize the northern plateau as Israeli territory.
Speaking at the Makor Rishon Golan Conference in Haspin, a moshav commonly known as Hispin, Bennett said that in six weeks the government will present a plan to greatly boost the population, including the construction of two new communities.
The ultimate goal, he said, was to hit 100,000 residents, almost four times the current population of around 27,000.
“The Golan Heights is Israeli, period,” Bennett said to applause. Describing the Golan as a “strategic goal,” he said, “our aim is to double, and then double again the number of residents on the Golan Heights.”
Bennett’s declaration of his intention to build up the Golan Heights is what we want to hear. We look forward to it being fully implemented.
We believe that there is the need for the building of Jewish homes all over the country. Housing is needed and facts on the ground must be established so that the land is not appropriated by the Palestinian Arabs.
Deep Intrusion Into Israel’s Defense Ministry
The Ad Kan group is dedicated to exposing NGOs and countries that labor to alter Israel’s identity and values, as well as the activities of the Palestinian Authority and the European Union in Area C. On Thursday they revealed the deep intrusion of the PA intelligence service into Israel’s Defense Ministry’s Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria.
This week, the PA’s preventive security forces once again arrested Nidal al-Atari, a Palestinian Authority citizen who serves as the lands inspector in the Israeli Civil Administration. Al-Atari was interrogated and remains in custody. During his previous detention, he was kept in jail for more than half a year.
Ad Kan revealed that al-Atari stored in his home, in violation of protocol, a large number of confidential files with transaction details of Jewish real estate purchases from Arabs in Judea and Samaria.
Ad Kan Director-General Gilad Ach concluded his group’s report with the statement: “The negligence of the Civil Administration has spiraled out of control. The confiscation of sensitive Civil Administration documents by the Palestinian Preventive Security marks a new low in the dysfunction of the Civil Administration.”
Gantz: Whose Side Is He On?
Defense Minister Benny Gantz addressed opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu at an event marking the one-year anniversary of the Abraham Accords in the Knesset. Gantz reminded him that the agreements were signed after Netanyahu agreed to remove from the agenda his intention to apply Israeli Sovereignty in parts of Judea and Samaria.
“The fact that we prevented a unilateral move of annexation allowed the vision of the Abraham Accords to materialize and break through. I am very happy that these peace treaties were signed and I am sure they will be expanded and be an engine of change in the Middle East,” Gantz said.
He added that “in order for the State of Israel to reach peace agreements and expand them, it must remain the most powerful state in the Middle East. That is how we act and that is how we will continue to act forever.”
Sorry to say, it angers us that Gantz speaks so proudly that Sovereignty was taken off of the table during the Abraham Accord negotiations. Just a reminder – in order for Israel to “…remain the most powerful state in the Middle East” Sovereignty must be applied! Sovereignty guarantees Israel’s defense and safety along with its future as a Sovereign nation. Gantz seems to have forgotten that.