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Bennett made clear that the postponement is only for one week, and not, as Bitan originally requested, three months.
Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beiteinu) on Sunday told the Munich Security Conference the conflict between Israel and the Arabs does involve a...
. The purpose of the new request, submitted following the approval vote by the Amona residents for a new eviction outline, is to allow for carrying out the court-ordered eviction in an orderly fashion.
Liberman also said it would be unrealistic and impossible to reach a permanent arrangement between Israel and the Arabs in Judea and Samaria, especially in light of the extremist positions of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
"Sometimes truth is also an option, even when it's very bitter," Liberman said, stating that "anyone who says Amona can be preserved in its current location is just spreading delusions and fantasies."
The defense minister said Israel will invest close to $1 billion over the next few years on defending the Gaza-vicinity communities.
Liberman said PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was not seeking peace, and said he incited violence rather than work against it.
More forces are deployed to Hebron in response to an uptick in terror attacks against Israelis in the city.
The president of J Street shared how enraged he is by the fact that groups that work in direct defiance of US foreign policy enjoy a tax-exempt status in the US.
Liberman attacked the Europeans and the Americans who demand that Israel ignore the Supreme Court ruling to demolish Susiya, but to enforce the same court's ruling on demolishing the Jewish Amona community in northern Samaria.
The loud and clear statement from the Defense Minister that he will back his soldiers rather than sic lawyers at them will likely go a long way to improve IDF morale.
The same official also told Israel Radio that the PA does not demand that Israel freeze settlement construction as a prerequisite to the Paris conference, but rather the freeze should coincide with the start of negotiations.
According to Liberman, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has been an obstacle to a working solution for the area.
On Sunday, the White House staff let the Israelis know they were fuming, and unable to understand how Israel chooses to attack the president in the midst of negotiating the biggest military aid package.
The boorish voice in this incident belonged to Obama. As a NY Post editorial put it, "What could President Obama have been thinking?"
"Part of the tradition in the Palestinian Authority is that the same people who at nighttime deal with harming Israel and worked hard to annihilate the State of Israel, during the daytime speak a lot about brotherhood among the nations, peace, and so forth."
Bennett was behind the popular notion that the Netanyahu security cabinet was unaware of the tunnel threat.
Liberman recommended that soldiers who are not sure about the rules of engagement ask their superiors.