However, PM Netanyahu did propose Likud's intention in peace agreement to retain the three large settlement blocs... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 24.12.12 | 07:56 (IST)

    and those are Gush Etzion, Ariel and Ma' ale Adumim, which all comprise the majority of the West Bank settlers. So it means that he's willing to dismantle settlements in all other regions of the West Bank with exchange of other territories for the Palestinians. It's also important to remind most people that there were four tribal Biblical regions east of the Jordan River which comprised of Biblical ancient Israel for a relatively short period of time. These tribal regions were Dan, Gad, Manessah and Ruben, which are located today in Jordan and part of Syria. Therefore, in effect, as there is not a fulfillment of the Torah's covanent with Israel's West Bank conquest in 1967, the compromise has already been in effect with that Biblical proclamation, and should not be construed as breaking the covenant should some settlements be dismantled for the sake of a permanent peace with our neighbours.

    from the article: The real Likud
    First published 03:30 24.12.12 | Last updated 03:30 24.12.12
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