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Moshe Feiglin

The following are remarks Moshe Feiglin made at a Knesset deliberation on Sweden’s recognition of a Palestinian state:

I have no complaints against the Swedish government. From their point of view, they reached a logical conclusion. After all, since the Oslo Accords, every Israeli government – including the current one – has promoted the two-state solution. When Israel does not speak the truth, and declares that the very heart of our land belongs to a different nation, we turn ourselves into thieves, into the troublemakers of the entire world. The world, in turn, says, “If that is the case, let us recognize the ‘Palestinians.’”


Sweden’s position is a direct result of the stand Israel has decided to adopt for itself. Israel’s policies prompted Sweden’s declaration and we have no reason to complain. Recently, Google also recognized the “Palestinian state.” Of course it did. We recognize the “Palestinian state,” so what do we want from Google? We recognize the fabrication called a Palestinian nation; we recognize the great lie, that this land belongs to the fabricated nation. So what do we want from the Swedes?

But a Palestinian state will not arise. Not because Israel opposes its establishment. Not for lack of effort on the part of the nations of the world. A Palestinian state will not arise because the last thing the “Palestinians” want is a state.

In the entire history of nation states – approximately the past 200 years – there has never been an ethnic group that has received so much aid and assistance to establish its state and yet did not succeed in doing so. The reason for this failure is because the last thing the “Palestinians” want is a state. They do not want their own state: they – including their representatives in the Knesset – want to destroy our state. That is their main drive.

When Judea and Samaria were under Jordanian sovereignty and when Gaza was under Egyptian sovereignty – Arab sovereignty, not Jewish sovereignty – nobody made any demands to establish a Palestinian state. The “Palestinians”’ entire focus will always be on the last centimeter of land under Jewish sovereignty. On the day that the state of Israel is G-d forbid destroyed, the Palestinian nation and all its aspirations will disappear.

And so, I have no complaints against the Swedes. My complaint is against ourselves. Let us tell the truth: There is only one nation here that is sovereign over the entire land. That is the Jewish nation.

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Moshe Feiglin is the former Deputy Speaker of the Knesset. He heads the Zehut Party. He is the founder of Manhigut Yehudit and Zo Artzeinu and the author of two books: "Where There Are No Men" and "War of Dreams." Feiglin served in the IDF as an officer in Combat Engineering and is a veteran of the Lebanon War. He lives in Ginot Shomron with his family.