in my previous note to you: I have been and I still am opposed to the establishment of villages and towns in Judea and Samaria, and my opposition to it goes back to 1967, despite the fact that people from my movement were kibbutz members of the area taken over in 1948 by the Arab Legion of Jordan. Yet, I also realize that Judea and Samaria have been the cradle of our Jewish civilization, and as such many Jews have stronger attachment to these parts of the country than to others. This elements should be taken into consideration in any future settlement between the parties. Also, being opposed to settling civilians in these areas does not and should not negate our strategic need to maintain the disputed territories under Israeli military control, whether our neighbors like it or not. This has been an existentional question, and will continue to be so, especially since both the Arabs of Eretz Israel/Palestine and their supporters in Teheran call for our annihilation.
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from the article: Peace Now report: 21 settlements annex land from nature reserves