The foundation for my political vision is the belief in the Jewish people’s right to the Land of Israel.
A right that is recognized by international law, starting with the Balfour Declaration, through and including the decision of the League of Nations (the organization that preceded the U.N.O.) stating that the Jewish people have national rights to all the land west of the Jordan river.
Hence the legal right, under international law, to settle in Judea and Samaria.
The State of Israel is a country that yearns for peace. Israel’s Declaration of Independence refers to the great importance of peace with the neighboring countries in the region.
Israel’s serious intentions were always realized when the other side had a leadership that understood that peace with Israel was good for the future of the region.
The two important peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan are proof that the problem in achieving peace was never Israel’s lack of willingness.
In contrast to those agreements, the Israel – Palestinian conflict is more complex and deeper. It is not a territorial conflict, as is commonly thought. The failure of the Camp David summit proved that even when Israel agreed to give up the settlements, and even agreed to divide Jerusalem, the Palestinians flatly turned down the offer.
The root of the Israel -Palestinian conflict is the Palestinian belief in the idea of right of return, according to which seven million refugees (as referred to by Abu Mazen in his speech at the U.N.) must return to Yafo, Haifa, Acre and Jerusalem.
The meaning of the concept of return is the destruction of the State of Israel.
Comprehension of the root of the problem requires dealing with the refugee camps that continue to be maintained by the international community (UNWRA), and foster, among the younger generation, the idea that the Middle East clock can be put back to before 1948.
The political future to which Israel must aspire is made up of three components:
The sovereignty component – Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria will remain under Israeli sovereignty, under any arrangement. The areas of Judea and Samaria are the foundation of our existence in the Land of Israel, our historical roots, the heritage, thousands of years’ old, that ties us to our country.
IDF from the Mediterranean to the Jordan River to prevent the reality of a regional collapse, and terror organizations taking control on our eastern border.