We will not leave our land. Firstly, it is our land. Is anyone asking the U.S. to leave Alaska, which it bought dirt cheap from Russia. Every time Israel talks about leaving our land, it discredits everything Israel stands for. If Israel announces her willingness to leave parts of her land for "peace", it makes Israel look illegitimate. For nobody is willing to leave their land, IF IT REALLY IS THEIR LAND! Secondly, Israel won Judea, Samaria and Gaza is a defensive war. Traditionally, land won in a defensive war is kept by the victor. The threat of permanent loss of land discourages potential aggressors. Israel encourages aggressors by giving them the impression they have nothing to lose. Israel needs to stand up with uncompromising strength and say, "NO, we won't ever leave our land" and MEAN IT!
Egypt to hold parliamentary election in 2 phases starting Oct 18-19 (Reuters)
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