In a special visit to Hebron
, some MKs are making a special response to the Wye Accords of a decade ago:
(IsraelNN.com) Likud members of Knesset Tzipi Hotobeli, Danny Danon, and Yaron Levin, as well as National Union MK Michael Ben-Ari, toured Hevron on Sunday.
Hotobeli called the tour “a corrective measure" (tikkun) to the agreement the Likud made during the Wye Accords.” [...]
MK Levin deplored the government’s actions against the Hevron community, such as in the evacuations of the Peace House and the nearby Federman Farm. “As compared to the strength of the residents here, the government’s weakness is very apparent. Not only has it failed to help the Jewish communities, but it has established harsh decrees against them,” he said. “I will work with the Jewish residents to enlarge and strengthen their communities.”
I congratulate these folks for the fine steps they're taking. It should be remembered of course that Ehud Barak, now being negotiated with as a coalition partner, was responsible for that eviction, which must be reversed. Barak might make a good coalition partner, but he'll still have to be brought to heel and have it made clear that he cannot dictate to people whether or not they can buy a house where they wish.
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