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Netanyahu: Efrat and Gush Etzion ‘will always be part of the State of Israel’

Netanyahu visits Efrat

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited an elementary school in the city of Efrat, in the Gush Etzion region of Judea and Samaria, telling students that “Efrat and Gush Etzion are an integral, fundamental and evident part of greater Jerusalem.”

“They are the southern gate of Jerusalem and will always be part of the State of Israel,” he added.

The Prime Minister’s visit marked the opening day of the school year.

With the Prime Minister were Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar (Likud) and Member of Knesset and Coalition Chairman Ze’ev Elkin (Likud).

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8 Responses to “Netanyahu: Efrat and Gush Etzion ‘will always be part of the State of Israel’”

  1. Dale Baranowski says:

    If he is so certain that it will forever remain part of the State, then he and the Likud should have no problem annexing Gush Etzion to the State of Israel. What's stopping him?

  2. Sharon Dobuler Katz says:

    Batya Medad, the people of Efrat and Gush Etzion are not in a state of euphoria over the Prime Minister's words yesterday. They are honored that a prime minister greeted our first graders, and that was fun for the children too. They are thrilled, along with the rest of the country, that tuition will be free for preschoolers. They are grateful that much needed preschool classrooms have been built. There were good first-day-of-school feelings in the hall with the PM and assorted dignitaries.
    They are also smart enough to know that politicians, especially prime ministers, say what is politically perfect for the moment.
    The good people of Efrat and Gush Etzion love and care about their brethren – in Eastern Gush Etzion, Southern Gush Etzion, Binyamin, the Shomron, Metulla, Eilat and even Tel Aviv.
    Many trials lay ahead for the Jewish people. May Hashem watch over all of us. Am Yisrael Chai.

  3. I like your comment. I am also wondering at him calling Efrat part of Greater Jerusalem. Is that supposed to make it somehow more legitimate?

  4. Batya Medad says:

    Sharon, no doubt that you feel this way, but why didn't anyone from Efrat respond to him that all of the Land is important and must be annexed?

  5. And what about Beit Lechem? If Gush Etzion is part of Greater Jerusalem, and Beit Lechem is situated in between, does that make it part of Pax Hierosolyma as well?

  6. Dale Baranowski says:

    If the Bethlemites would declare an end to their war with the State of Israel and make peace then why not? So far they can't even swallow the notion of dropping terror, much less act on it.

  7. Dale Baranowski says:

    Remember, they've declared war against US, not the other way around.

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